The co-founders of Agile Sciences have developed compounds that can disperse colonies of bacteria called biofilms. These compounds have applications in the areas of medicine, agriculture, and industry.
Biofilms that form in the human body are up to ten thousand times more resistant to antibiotics and immune systems than free-floating bacteria, making them very difficult to treat medically. In agriculture, every year billions of dollars of crops are lost due to the formation of biofilms. Industrial needs for effective biofilm dispersion include surface coatings and cleansing products.
Agile Sciences' technology addresses problems associated with biofilm formation through the use of proprietary non-toxic organic compounds.