Virus Protection using Membranes

Solecta is excited to be collaborating with Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya (DB), director of the University of Kentucky’s Center of Membrane Sciences, who is developing a coating for membranes that will be incorporated into medical masks and room air filtration media for COVID-19 and other virus particles. DB is collaborating with his partners, Engineering Professors Todd Hastings and Thomas Dziubla and Chemistry Professor Yinan Wei, to develop novel enzymatic surface chemistry on the membrane that will capture and deactivate the coronavirus on contact on the surface of the mask. DB and his group have been functionalizing Solecta membranes for various industrial type applications. The functionalized membrane mask development project just received substantial funding from the National Science Foundation. “Partnering with DB and other leading scientists in the field of membrane science is an important part of our strategy to redefine membrane solutions as we continue to focus on addressing some of the world’s most challenging separation problems using innovative membrane solutions to challenge conventional approaches and unlock hidden value.” says Dr. Melinda Burn, VP Strategic Marketing.



 


 


COVID-19 Update 26 March 2020
COVID-19 Update 26 March 2020
As a critical manufacturer supporting the continuity of food supply and the essential manufacturing sectors, Solecta will remain open to support its clients. Membrane filtration is a crucial step in these industries and is essential to separation, purification and...
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NY State Cheese Manufacturers' Association - Spring Meeting March 2020
NY State Cheese Manufacturers' Association - Spring Meeting March 2020
We’re back from the New York State Cheese Manufacturers’ 2020 Annual Spring Meeting, and we’re thrilled that our own @Adam Bolduc was able to attend. Thanks to the organization for great discussions on the economic, legislative, and educational issues that cheese manufacturers face! Solecta’s membranes are utilized in the dairy...
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Scott LaRoche, Director of Applications Engineering at Solecta, Inc., leading a session covering ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ and ‘Insiders View to Membrane Manufacturing’ at the Hydrite University event in Neenah, WI last week. The 1-day Membrane Training event sponsored by Hydrite provided a comprehensive ...
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