TechConnect Innovation Program

Use of Titanium-Based Materials as Bactericides

Savannah River National Laboratory, SC, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The use of metal ions to control bacterial infections remains of interest as drug-resistant bacteria are becoming increasingly common and dangerous to human health. This technology provides safe and effective metal-titanate bacterial inhibitors.

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The levels of anti-bacterial metal ions required to achieve a therapeutic reduction in bacteria growth typically produce undesirable side effects in mammals. Using metal ions to control bacterial infections remains of interest as drug-resistant bacteria are becoming increasingly common and dangerous. This technology provides safe and effective metal-titanate bacterial inhibitors.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 726

Website: http://www.srs.gov/general/srnl/index.html

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: SRNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development program, NIH RO1 grant, University grant

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners