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July 13, 2015

EbNP innovation published in Nature Nanotechnology.

Biodegradable lignin nanoparticles infused with minimal amounts of silver ions and coated with a cationic polyelectrolyte that show short term broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, and offer an environmentally friendly alternative to metallic silver nanoparticles (Nat. Nanotechnol. 2015, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2015.141).

 

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May 19, 2015

Game-changing innovation selected as 2015 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner.

The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. Founded by Jerome H. Lemelson and his wife, Dorothy, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994, the program is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by the College of Engineering at MIT.

 

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C&T Summit 2015

October 28, 2014

Cosmetics and Toiletries (C&T) highlights “Environmentally Benign Nanoparticles for Improved Preservation”.

Cosmetics and Toiletries is a well-respected magazine focusing on research and development in the cosmetics and personal care since 1906.

 

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NCSU Tech Incubator

March 10, 2014

BENANOVA moved into its new Laboratory at NC State University's Tech Incubator located on Centennial Campus.

NC State's Centennial Campus provides BENANOVA with access and proximity to world-class university researchers, cutting edge equipment, and highly skilled talent.

 

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Company News

February 01, 2014

BENANOVA secures co-development contract with Fortune 500 company.

 

College of Engineering News

November 14, 2013

The College of Engineering at NC State University features the selction as finalist of BENANOVA's EbNP technology in the graduate student section of the 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition.

 

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CBE Department News

October 16, 2013

"The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University recognizes the selction as finalist of BENANOVA's EbNP technology in the graduate student section of the 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC).

 

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Technology selected as Finalist in CIC

October 3, 2013

"Silver Nanoparticles Without Metal" has been announced as one of seven finalist technologies in the graduate student section of the 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC).

According to the criteria for the competition: "The CIC recognizes student inventors whose research and inventions will change our future. Since 1990, the Competition has showcased the most advanced student research in science, engineering, mathematics, technology (STEM) and creative invention."

 

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BENANOVA wins 3rd prize in CVC

May 1, 2013

BENANOVA wins the 3rd prize in the Graduate Student Section of the 2013 Charlotte Venture Challange (CVC) at UNC Charlotte.

 

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BENANOVA in CVC Finals

April 12, 2013

Finalists Announced for 2013 Charlotte Venture Challange (CVC) at UNC Charlotte.

BENANOVA Inc is selected to present in the finals of the CVC.

 

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CBE Students in Spotlight

March 28, 2013

An entrepreneur team of CBE students Megan Szakasits and Joseph Brown (both seniors), and PhD student Alexander Richter, has been selected as one of 5 semi-finalists out of 117 applicants for the 2013 Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) competition.

The Challenge, "a start-up competition for early-stage high growth companies," provides participants with the resources, mentoring, and connections to potential financial backers start-up companies typically need to grow.

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BENANOVA in CVC semi-finals

March 25, 2013

Semi-finalists Announced for 2013 Charlotte Venture Challange (CVC).

The CVC is a premier startup competition targeted at innovative high groth companies from the Carolinas, Virigina, Tenessee, Georgia, and Washington D.C.

BENANOVA Inc is selected to present in the semi-finals of the CVC.

 

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New Science Startup

March 2013.

BENANOVA is a science startup out of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at NC State University.

The company commercializes a cost-efficient environmentally benign particle system (EbNPs) made of natural materials, which can leverage the functional properties of bioactive agents. This innovative, patent-pending technology was developed at NC State University in collaboration with the EPA.

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BENANOVA wins 3rd prize

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BENANOVA announced as finalist

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Nature Nanotechnology - EbNPs

EbNP technology published in Nature Nanotechnology.

Biodegradable lignin nanoparticles infused with minimal amounts of silver ions and coated with a cationic polyelectrolyte that show short term broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, and offer an environmentally friendly alternative to metallic silver nanoparticles (Nat. Nanotechnol.2015, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2015.141).

Chemical & Chemical Engineering News - Lignin Nanoparticles Use Silver To Beat The Pulp Out of Bacteria

Azonano - Silver-Ion Infused Lignin Nanoparticles Effectively Kill Bacteria

ScienceDaily - Environmentally friendly lignin nanoparticle 'greens' silver nanobullet

Spektrum.de - Grüne Chemie: Ein Silbernanopartikel aus Holz

Controlled Environments - Nanotech Creates Better Antimicrobial Products

Infection Control - Scientists Develop Effective Method to Combat Bacteria by Engineering Nanoscale Particles

NC State University News - Environmentally Friendly Lignin Nanoparticle 'Greens' Silver Nanobullet to Battle Bacteria

 

EbNP technology selected as 2015 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner.

The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. Founded by Jerome H. Lemelson and his wife, Dorothy, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994, the program is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by the College of Engineering at MIT.

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