BMiTek has developed a sanitizing and disinfectant formulation, called Dacetix, for use on both surfaces and food, that helps to food industry to reduce foodborne pathogens incidence and increase production by using Generally Recognize As Safe (GRAS) compounds as active ingredients.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, every year foodborne diseases affects almost 1 per 10 people worldwide, and it be potential mortal in kids under 5 years old. In addition, the increasing industrialization and processing of food requires a products and protocols of disinfection and sanitization more strict and according to the standards.
New disinfectant products will be needed that can meet industry and consumer standards, but also will not require much time in their application and will be able to act on a variety of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi) and the formation of biofilms.
Patent pending technology (CL201901476), called Dacetix, it is a sanitizing and disinfectant formulation capable of acting in a bactericidal and/or bacteriostatic manner against various gram positive and gram negative bacteria, as well as its biofilms, and also fungi.
Safe for the environment, workers and consumers. No need to rinse.
Market size: USD 148.9 millions (2018)
Segment: Food and Beverage Disinfection
Expected market size: USD 178.2 millions (2023)
Two potential business models:
BMiTek will license its technology to chemical/disinfectant industry (national or international level).
BMiTek will produce, sell and distribute directly to clients (food industry) in national market. By 2020 it will expect to produce and sell 100.000 liters of Dacetix, meanwhile by 2024 it will expect to produce and sell at least 400.000 liters.
Jovanka Trebotich, Technology Transfer Analyst
Tel. +56 22 3895600