Ground-breaking technology to control superbugs receives award nomination.

Kastus, the anticmicrobial experts, has been shortlisted for a Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Award.

Based in Dublin, the spinout company from DIT and based at The Greenway Hub in Grangegorman, has developed ground-breaking technology to prevent the spread of superbugs.

Kastus was shortlisted for the Spin-out Company Impact Award which recognises companies that have achieved a “successful and significant even” in the previous calander year.

The company’s effective and practical antimicrobial solution kills harmful bacteria and micro-organisms such as MRSA and E. Coli.

The novel and patented technology can be used to protect a range of everyday surfaces – including smartphones, glass, door handles and metals – against the deadly superbugs.

The award nomination has come after Kastus recently launched its life-saving products at Arab Health, the largest healthcare event in the MEMA region.

Kastus CEO John Browne said:

“We’re delighted to be considered for this award for our exciting work on our range of patented products which we are now bringing to global markets. We are very grateful to the team at DIT for their unwavering support in particular Tom Flanagan, Paul Maguire and Brendan Duffy.”

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) is the national office that helps business to benefit from access to Irish expertise and technology by making it simple to connect and engage with the research base in Ireland.

The KTI Impact Awards recognise and showcase the success in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish Higher Education Institutions and publicly funded research organisations.  They recognise top performance in industry engagement and commercialisation of research.

In 2016, news of Kastus’ breakthrough technology, which will be key to controlling antibiotic-resistant killer superbugs, made world headlines. It can be used on any ceramic, metal, glass, paint and plastic surfaces. http://www.kastus.com

The winners of the KTI awards will be announced at a special ceremony on March 30. http://www.knowledgetransferireland.com


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