NanoTouch Materials receives $2M development grant
Virginia's Tobacco Commission has awarded the Center for Advanced Engineering & Research a $2 million research and development grant, all of which will directly support NanoTouch Materials' continued development of their NanoSeptic surfaces, the organization announced.
NanoSeptic surfaces are self-cleaning, engineered to “create a super-hydrophilic surface which oxidizes organic material.” Healthcare and senior care facilities are target markets.
The money will be put into researching new materials and advanced manufacturing, and to build a dedicated fabrication facility in Bedford County, VA, which will mean adding additional employees. Research will focus on developing the next generation of NanoSeptic surface.
"NanoSeptic products present a great growth opportunity for this region," says Bob Bailey, executive director of CAER. "The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research is excited to be part of this project and we believe that our strong research partnerships with multiple Virginia universities will prove to be a significant asset."