Below are listed a selection of current projects being undertaken.
Cysteic acid mineral oxide treated fabric for anti viral mask and filter technology
Superhydrophobic technology for producing and delivering agricultural products in arid regions
MiDAS has Patented technology aimed at addressing the issue that result from the COVID-19 epidemic. The ability to trap viruses in a fabric designed for breathing is difficult because the filter must allow air transmission while trapping viruses; however, trapping of a virus is difficult, due to its dispersion in micron size water droplets (aerosols), which can pass through a fabric and into the respiratory system. MiDAS technology offers a solution, in which it was shown that superhydrophilic cysteic acid metal oxide (CAMO) can collapse aerosol droplets onto fabric and bind to, and immobilize, virus pathogens. The technology has been licenced to Steel Jupiter via FXI, Inc.
A step-change in technology is required to enable scalable agriculture with minimum water usage. Agriculture under partially enclosed environments covered with semi-transparent fabric have been demonstrated in water sufficient climates, but MiDAS technology is required for arid climates. Atmospheric water and transpiration harvesting through the creation of super-hydrophilic materials that augment available water supplies; incorporation of super-hydrophobic materials in the root matrix to conserve water and reduce irrigation requirements; use waste foods using augmented natural hydration processes. Funding by UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is enabeling a pilot instillation in Qatar.
DEFENZYM technology repurposing commonly used enzymes into an effective anti-viral technology
Superhydrophobic technology for the personal care packaging
In partnership with US-based Wabeso, MiDAS is commercializing a novel enzymatic technology. The Wabeso team brings additional experience in microbiology, in intellectual property development, and in business with financial experience at several start-up companies, and marketing experience leading several of the largest multi-national companies in OTC products.
With the industry need to replace plastic packaging with cellulose (cardboard and paper) there is a critical need to provide water repellant properties to these materials. MiDAS technology relates to a compositions and methods for preventing water transport through cellulose. Industry funding through (RE)SET is enabeling scaled testing.
Superhydrophilic fabrics for oil spils applications and removal of microplastics from the ocean
Superhydrophobic technology for the personal care industry
Ocean oil spills are major environmental threats. This is not only due to the significant damage to the marine ecosystem, but also coastal and wetland damage. In general, spilled oil can affect animals and plants in two ways: direct from the oil and from the response or clean-up process. MiDAS technology allows for an underwater superhydrophophilic oil-capturing water permeable drag net with the porous oil-capturing and water-permeable component that can be dragged vertically through an oil spill to remove oil.
Consumers utilized a number of cosmetic and personal care compositions to enhance the look and feel of hair and other keratin fibers. Exposure to humid conditions can cause hair to appear frizzy or have an excessively expanded volume. Frizzy hair is unsightly and makes it difficult for consumers to control and maintain the hairstyle, and is particularly pronounced in dry, damaged, or curly hair. MiDAS technology relates to a compositions and methods for preventing or reducing frizzy appearance of hair and reducing the amount of fly-away strands of hair, particularly in humid conditions.
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With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At MiDAS Green Innovation, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies, and in turn, your company. We’re proud to help shape and improve how our clients structure and manage their business.