Partnering opportunity

Biodegradable controlled-release technology to improve treatment methods or enable new treatment methods in environmental applications


A Singapore materials science SME that develops and manufactures biodegradable, polymeric, controlled-release delivery systems is offering this technology for multiple environmental applications such as vector control, agriculture, air purification, bioremediation, infrastructure protection, energy recovery and consumer goods. It seeks commercial/licensing partnerships with SMEs/MNEs to co-develop products in controlled-release formats for distribution in the partner's networks.

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Most treatment processes in environmental applications involve administering a high dose of actives at a given time, only to have to repeat that dose just days or weeks later. This is not economical and sometimes results in damaging side effects such as inconsistent treatment, environmental pollution, and resistance development in the targeted organisms. In contrast, the controlled-release delivery systems offered are highly flexible. They can be designed to release actives with specified dosages, dosage intervals, treatment periods, and treatment depths (in water-based environments), in order to fulfill the unique requirements of each particular application. They are able to encapsulate practically any actives, ranging from powders, to gels and liquids – at room temperatures and pressures – while maintaining the integrity of the actives. They are also simple and easy to scale-up for mass production. The technology enables improvement of existing products as well as the development of new products from traditional actives and formulations. The company is interested to explore commercial partnerships with SMEs of any sizes or MNEs in the form of commercial agreements, manufacturing agreements, joint venture or technology licensing agreement.

Advantages and innovations

This technology provides the following advantages: - Lowers treatment costs - Reduces actives consumption - Improves treatment efficacy - Prevents resistance development in target organisms - Allows safer and easier handling of actives - Enables improvement of existing products and development of new products This technology provides the following innovations: - Controlled-release delivery matrixes are biodegradable - Ability to customize dosage, dosage intervals, and treatment periods – based on specifications - Ability to dose actives at specified water depths (in water-based environments) - Ability to encapsulate a wide range of actives, in liquid, gel, and powder forms - Processing at room temperatures and pressures - Actives loading up to 90% w/w - Can be produced in tablet, film, and granular forms - Simple and easy to scale-up for mass production

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Already on the market

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