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A SCALABLE AND RECHARGEABLE ANTIMICROBIAL COATING FOR FOOD EQUIPMENT

Investigators
Qiao, M.
Institutions
Halomine Inc.
Start date
2020
End date
2022
Objective
Our goal in Phase II is to transition from proof-of-concept to commercial applications that perform according to food processing customer expectations. Thus, four key initiatives are:Product Development: develop detailed product specifications, validation plans, and manufacturing process implementation & quality control plan for HaloFilm.Product Validation: execute the validation plan by creating prototype materials that represent production intent and completing testing that represents product duty cycles.Scaleup & Manufacturing: prove feasibility of large-scale manufacturing of productSafety & Regulation: clear the regulatory pathway for food contact surface application.These initiatives translate into the following technical objectives:Technical Objective 1 Develop product specifications for HaloFilm that meet customer expectations, create a plan to effectively validate HaloFilm usefulness, and establish a plan for manufacturing at scale. Successful accomplishment of this objective will provide the roadmap for producing a product that can meet market needs.Technical Objective 2 Validate the functionality and durability of HaloFilm under industry-representative conditions using production-intent prototype product. Successful accomplishment of this objective will confirm fit-for-use of HaloFilm for food processors.Technical Objective 3 Demonstrate production feasibility through a pilot-scale system to manufacture and package the product. Successful accomplishment of this objective will demonstrate feasibility of large-scale manufacturing of product.Technical Objective 4 Establish an optimal regulatory strategy and acquire test data for submission to EPA and FDA. Successful accomplishment of this objective will provide regulatory agencies with prepare products ready-to-sale in the end of phase II project. ?
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
NY.W-2020-07058
Accession number
1023987
Categories
Preventive Food Safety Systems