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.

Birth Of A Start-up

Bangalore-based InfectionShield (I Shield) Technology is the first biotech start-up to come up with anti-microbial textiles treated in a non-metal-based coating form, attacking both allergies and infections.

I Shield is involved in developing anti-infection and anti-allergy products and technologies by integrating specialized molecules onto different delivery mechanisms like textiles, electronics and paints among others.

"We are able to bring science, materials, textiles and build business around it," says Dr Anand Anandkumar, Chairman, I Shield Technologies. He is the CEO and founder of another start-up Bugworks, and as well as one of the founders of Escape Velocity Accelerator (EVA).

Armed with this basis, the I Shield team came up with textiles treated with non-metallic substrates in the form of bed linens, doctors' jackets, face masks, pillows & pillow cases, uniforms for caregivers, food handling & military personnel.


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