Kodak and PurThread Collaborate on Antimicrobial Technology for Textiles

PurThread has obtained a globally exclusive agreement to embed Kodak’s antimicrobial agent into textile materials. PurThread’s 2013 TechAmerica Award-winning process embeds Kodak’s antimicrobial agent into synthetic fibers, before the fiber is spun into yarn and woven into fabric, ensuring that the antimicrobial effects of the fabric are uniform and constant throughout the life of the product. This proprietary antimicrobial technology is derived from Kodak’s longtime expertise related to the production of photosensitive materials for use in the production of photographic products.

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PurThread Completes $7 Million Financing Round to Advance as High-Performance Textile Leader

Award-winning life science and high-performance textile company PurThread Technologies today announced that it has closed an equity round totaling just over $7 million. The investment was led by PurThread Board Chair, Richard S. Bodman, with a select group of experienced investors who share the company’s passion for reducing bioburden in the hospital environment. Funding will be put toward the growth, research and development of PurThread’s technologies.

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