Pittsburgh-based BIOSAFE Announces Strategic Partnership With Gelest
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pittsburgh- based BIOSAFE, Inc. a supplier of a unique antimicrobial polymer technology, announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Gelest, Inc. of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, who is recognized worldwide as an innovator, manufacturer and supplier of silane, metal-organic and silicone materials.
The deal includes a cash investment, along with certain manufacturing and support services. As part of the deal, Gelest, Inc. has an exclusive license of the BIOSAFE products for Skin Care and Cosmetic applications.
According to Max Fedor, BIOSAFE’s CEO, “We have been working informally with Gelest for several years. This strategic deal formalizes our relationship, enabling us to scale our business more rapidly, while relying upon Gelest for high quality manufacturing and expertise in silane chemistry. Through this affiliation, BIOSAFE will be in a stronger position to support its customers and to formulate products that meet specific market needs and applications. BIOSAFE will continue to build its business development and corporate operations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, currently at 2545 Penn Avenue.”
BIOSAFE, Inc. is the developer of a patented, environmentally friendly antimicrobial polymer. The Company licenses its technology and supplies unique product formulations to leading consumer, medical and industrial products companies to protect against a wide range of microbes, including mold, mildew, bacteria, algae and viruses.
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SOURCE BIOSAFE, Inc.