Antifouling Germ-Spike Technology


NAMI has developed an antifouling germ-spike technology which is an unprecedented antimicrobial solution for sustained protection.

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Commercialisation opportunities
Non-exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

Overcoming the shortcomings of leaching and lack of long-term durability of the conventional antimicrobial technologies, this proprietary technology offers a powerful solution to better safeguard the health of individuals and the community.

  • NAMI’s antifouling germ-spike combines physical killing using novel thermally stable antimicrobials with NAMI’s well-established germ-repellent technology.
  • It achieves effectiveness against a broad spectrum of microorganisms with good durability, safety, and processing robustness.
Key impact
  • Built-in technology without leaching
  • Sustained antimicrobial efficacy
  • Robust plastic and coating processing
  • Seamless integration into current manufacturing processes
  • Silver Medal at the “2022 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions”
  • Food packaging
  • Personal care products
  • Medical products
  • Household products
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

As a Materials Expert, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies to support and collaborate with the industry, offering frontier-applied research on advanced materials as well as technology transfer for commercialization success.

NAMI, incorporated in 2006, is designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Government as a Research and Development Center for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes and provides support for market-driven research in nanotechnology and advanced materials, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to benefit the industry and the society at large, as well as re-industrialization to promote the economic growth and sustainability of Hong Kong.