GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:QMDT), a life sciences company that is developing innovative technologies for the healthcare and consumer markets, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the method of production that non-leachably bonds NIMBUS antimicrobials to various treated substrates.
The patent that is to be issued covers the process of attaching members of the NIMBUS family of antimicrobials to substrates that are whole or in part cellulosic or any of a list of other substrates including such polymerics as polyurethane, polyester, nylon and acrylics, as well as silk, linen, rubber, alginates and collagen among many others. These are materials that are commonly used in textile and medical products, filters, absorbent products and packaging.
Non-leachable bonding of the antimicrobial agent distinguishes NIMBUS from other antimicrobial materials which require release of the active agent in order to function. In such products the antimicrobial is depleted gradually. These antimicrobials carry the risk of irritation or interference with healing in products such as wound dressings and textile applications in which the treated material is next to or used on the skin.
This newest of the Quick-Med Technologies series of patents is a keystone of the NIMBUS technology in that it covers the process of treating materials such that they become permanent barriers to the transmission of microorganisms. The resulting materials do not allow depletion of the active agent which can lead to damage to human skin or tissue cells such that they can cause irritation, delay healing and possibly initiate the development of bacterial resistance.
The Company expects the patent to issue in mid-January.
Quick-Med's patented technology, NIMBUS, is a cutting-edge antimicrobial technology that has been custom designed for wound care and other medical applications. NIMBUS received De Novo FDA clearance in 2009 and has been commercialized in traditional wound care applications. It is the only non-leaching antimicrobial dressing which, by design, poses no risk of bacteria developing resistance. NIMBUS technology is protected by twelve U.S. patents and patents pending and 24 foreign counterparts. Additional applications under development include advanced wound dressings, medical adhesives, and catheters.
About Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. is a life sciences company that is developing proprietary, broad-based technologies for infection prevention and control in the consumer and healthcare markets. In addition to NIMBUS, Quick-Med's Stay Fresh® technology provides highly durable antimicrobial protection for laundered apparel and other textile applications and its NimbuDerm™ technology is being developed as a long-lasting hand sanitizer. For more information, see: www.quickmedtech.com.
© 2011 Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. MultiStat®, NIMBUS® and Stay Fresh® are registered trademarks and NimbuDerm™ is a trademark of Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
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