QMUL Spin Out Company "BioMin Technologies Ltd" has produced on a Commercial Scale 10,000 tubes
4 January 2016
The QMUL Spin Out Company "BioMin Technologies Ltd" has produced on a Commercial Scale 10,000 tubes (almost 2 tons) of its Fluoride Containing Bioactive Glass Toothpaste.
David Gillam, Robert Hill, Pushkar Wadke and Natalia Karpukhina were winners of the Armourers and Brasiers Venture Prize in 2013 and the Prize Money has been used to develop the new toothpaste.
The tooth paste contains a patented fluoride containing bioactive glass. The fine glass particles stick to the teeth following brushing and dissolve slowly in saliva over 8-12 hours releasing calcium, phosphate and fluoride. The new tooth paste has excellent remineralising properties and occludes dentinal tubules and reduces hydraulic conductance associated with dentine hypersensitivity.
The 10,000 tubes will be used to generate interest from potential distributors/licencees from around the world as well as to provide samples for laboratory and clinical studies.