Advancing Medical Innovations (AMI) today announced that its client, Performance Compounds Inside (PCI), has demonstrated that additive manufacturing using its 3PRE Technology enables an antimicrobial stainless steel that can be used for a range of products that remain antimicrobial over time.
3PRE Technology is a novel and proprietary process of activating and compounding additives with antimicrobial properties.
PCI's first use of its 3PRE Technology is with molybdenum, an essential element.
When activated through 3PRE Technology, molybdenum takes on antimicrobial properties and can be added during the metal making process to render products capable of destroying and inhibiting bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms.
Dr. Amod Paranjpe, co-founder and researcher at PCI said, "Compounding of 3PRE in metal additive manufacturing holds enormous potential in a range of applications, such as orthopedics where artificial joints, customized for the patient, would remain antimicrobial throughout their time within the patient."
AMI and PCI are seeking licensing partners.
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