Novophage is providing the biological solutions for industrial infrastructure problems. Biofilms, slimy communities of bacteria, prevent heat transfer, cause massive corrosion, biofouling and diseases, while costing the US economy in the double-digit billion dollar figures. Current approaches to combat these persistent problems are either toxic, corrosive and/or environmentally damaging. Novophage is developing a first-in-class anti-biofilm solution that is green and highly effective against biofilms.
Enabled by our expertise in synthetic biology and systems biology, our patent-pending solution utilizes a biological nanoparticle that leverages biofilm bacteria’s own machinery to create active agents that act against the biofilm itself.
This approach can be combined with existing antimicrobials to increase energy efficiency in heat transfer systems and prolong the lifetime of valuable infrastructure.