Hot Start-ups: Armoring against allergies & infections

Imagine if you can ward-off allergies and infections just by armoring yourself with anti-microbial textiles! Sounds like a figment of imagination straight out of a Hollywood fantasy flick isn’t it? Nope.

The global infection control market is estimated to reach $16.7 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% between 2015-20.

Dust mites are a common cause of Asthma in children. Dust mites alone are responsible for 70% of common allergies medically termed as Allergic Rhinitis, which serves as a trigger point for Asthma.

There is a close relationship that exists between fungus and dust mites, usually found on mattresses, bedding and furniture.

Fungus play an important role in the food chain of dust mites. It feed on dead skin and hair and releases its byproducts, which are in turn fed by dust mites. Once the fungus is exterminated, dust mites starve to death.

Mattresses are a hot breeding grounds for germs and dust mites, and is one of the major routes through which infection spreads.


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