We are a Chilean and US based company founded by professionals passionate about innovation and the impact that new technologies have on the quality of life of people. Our team met through the Master of Innovation program at the Adolfo Ibañez University, the most important business school in Latin America.
We realized that the problem of bacterial burden is complex and widespread. According to some studies, about 50% of all HAI’s (Hospital Acquired Infections) worldwide are due to the bacterial burden of medical devices that are difficult to maintain clean and sterilised
After a long process of research, development and innovation, we came to the conclusion that the ideal solution for these problems involved a molecular intervention of the material from which medical devices are manufactured. After evaluating many options, we began to prototype a new polymer suitable for 3D printing with an internationally patented additive containing copper nanoparticles, that is clinically tested to be effective in eliminating fungi, viruses and bacteria but still safe for humans at the right concentrations.
At the moment we have our first product available, a high quality PLA polymer with additive concentrations of 1 and 2%, called PLACTIVE since it is a PLA polymer with “active” properties in the elimination of a wide range of microorganisms.
We also developed a medical grade material called NANOCLEAN, it is a high quality PETG polymer with additive concentrations of 2 and 3%.
The 3D materials and devices developed have been studied and validated as fully antibacterial by the Microbiology Laboratory of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
Our project has been supported since its inception by Codelco Tech (innovation division of Codelco) who saw the tremendous potential of this new technology. We are moving into our 3rd round of investment with them. Furthemore, Copper3D has been incubated by ImagineLab and accelerated by NXTP Labs, two of the most important and renowned accelerators in our region.
We strongly believe in the impact that hard work, a great team and new technologies have on the quality of life of people, and in the power of innovation to reshape the future.