Biofilm Prevention and Removal from Water

Request Number N85084
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ICL Innovation is seeking solutions to prevent biofilm from forming and growing on surfaces in contact with water.  They are particularly interested in approaches that work in synergy with or expand functionality of their existing line of biocides.




ELI_0240-final.pngDrawing on its chlorine and bromine based expertise ICL-IP produces a wide range of biocides, providing solutions to varying water treatment needs, such as swimming pools & SPAs, cooling towers, pulp & paper facilities. ICL-IP's biocides improve the re-use rate of industrial water, the quality of industrial water discharge and the safety of recreational water facilities. ICL-IP's biocides are backed by ICL-IP’s network of offices and distributors where local inventories are maintained, and by extensive regulatory support to private labeling and sub-registration. ICL-IP’s biocides are manufactured using world's most economical source of bromine. ICL-IP's manufacturing facilities are certified under ISO 9000-9002 quality standards and ISO 14001 environmental standards.




Key Success Criteria
  • Micro-organisms kill rate
  • Integration with ICL's existing biocides
  • Approach based on materials rather than devices


Possible Approaches
  • Prevention of biofilm formation by quorum-sensing inhibitor (QSI)
  • Preventing adhesion of microorganisms to surfaces
  • Biological approaches to biofilm formation prevention and cleaning


Approaches not of interest

ICL Innovation is not interested in responses which offer approaches which are already commercialized and available on the market.


Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Contract Research
  • Technology Licensing
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted
ICL Innovation welcomes responses from academic or research institutions or other organizations who are interested in developing innovative technologies and sharing intellectual property in licensing.  Approaches with demonstrated feasibility are preferred, but early stage approaches with sound scientific concepts are also welcome.  Technologies aligned with business interest will enjoy full funding until implemented on an industrial scale.


We are looking for concise non-confidential proposals, statements of expertise, and other inquiries if your expertise fits our needs. To Respond, please use the Respond button located at the bottom of the page. 




Point of Contact
Kevin Andrews
Area of Interest
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Water Treatment
ICL Innovation
Due Date
December 31, 2016
Award Amount
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Posted on 2/22/17 3:57 AM.