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Our Technology

Inspired by Nature.
Perfected by Science.

Our speciality molecule Avantamine™ was inspired by nature's own pathogen fighting mechanisms. The human immune response kills pathogens by attaching chlorine from salt in our body to an amino acid to make a chloramine (chlorine bound to a nitrogen). The chloramine kills the pathogen by releasing the chlorine into the cell wall and can then be recharged by another chlorine.

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Introducing Avantamine™

A better, more stable and more flexible chloramine.

Avantamine™ retains the benefits of a chlorinated biocide having broad spectrum efficacy, quick kill, and no resistance generation, but with greater stability and less corrosion on metal, skin, and fabric.

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About Avantamine™

  • Preferentially kills pathogens

  • Stabilizes chlorine in a dry environment

  • Wide spectrum efficacy

  • Effective against biofilms

  • No resistance generation

  • Can be re-chlorinated

  • Less corrosion

Compatibility of Avantamine™

Readily combines with monomers to provide added functionality.

The Avantamine molecule is just the start. By combining Avantamine with different monomers, the water solubility of an Avantamine containing polymer can be tuned to the desired level of concentration. Avantamine can be attached to surfaces, like a coating, to provide long term residual protection to those surfaces. Or, Avantamine can be integrated directly into surfaces, as a plastic additive, to provide permanent protection against pathogens and can also provide a hydrophilic surface that resists biofilms.

Additional Features

  • Polymeric - ability to add monomers, too large for cellular uptake.

  • Surface bonding or integration

  • Rechargeable

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Make soluble

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Stick to surface

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Added Functionality Use Case

Combining Avantamine™ and anti-adhesion efficacy.

Zwitterions are just one of the added functionalities that can readily combine with Avantamine™. Zwitterions interact with water molecules and essentially form a water barrier that makes it hard for proteins to stick to a surface. Zwitterion chemistry has allowed Cornell researchers to demonstrate that an implanted device can evade the human body’s immune system for several months. To demonstrate Avantamine™'s range of functionality, AvantGuard teamed up with Cornell University, one of the leaders in employing Zwitterion technology. 

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About Zwitterion

  • Forms water barrier

  • Retards accumulation of proteins and pathogens

  • Safe, used on medical devices

  • Commercially used

Silicone substrate with hydrophilicity for catheter medical device use

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A Game-changer for Pathogen Defense

Avantamine™ changes chlorine's safety/efficacy trade-off

Avantamine is a broad spectrum biocide that eliminates all pathogens and their biofilms, yet is safe enough to use on all surfaces, skin included, without the corrosion and irritation of other chlorinated products. 

Eliminates all pathogens and their biofilms:

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Virus

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Gram +

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Gram -

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Yeast

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Fungi

Unprecedented Safety + Efficacy

Gentle enough to use on all surfaces, including skin.

Chlorine is a powerful biocide with a one-hundred-year history, an effective oxidizing agent that kills bacteria, fungi, mold, and viruses, with no resistance generation. Until now, the downside of chlorine has been corrosion and safety issues. Avantamine™ changes the game for chlorine chemistries, with a solution that kills everything but can be used without irritation on the skin.

1,000ppm

2,000ppm

Bleach

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Avantamine

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AvantGuard, Reimagining Chlorine.

We leverage advanced scientific methods to modernize and enhance the utility of chlorine, bringing a century-old practice to new levels of use and effectiveness for the modern world.
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