Grow-NY Year Two Winner Halomine Awarded $2 Million from NYS to Combat Infectious Disease Outbreak
Halomine, an antimicrobial coating technology startup that was named a $250,000 winner at the 2020 Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition, recently received a $2 million grant from the New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund, via Empire State Development (ESD).
Halomine was one of 18 companies and educational institutions to be awarded a combined $15.3 million to combat future outbreaks of infectious disease, as well as to continue establishing the state’s life science industries.
Co-founded by Mingyu Qiao, chief technical officer, and Minglin Ma, Cornell associate professor of biological and environmental engineering, and guided by CEO Ted Eveleth, Halomine’s technology helps to maintain germ-free surfaces by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants. With its product HaloFilm near commercialization, the startup hopes to develop a new product, HaloAdd (an antimicrobial plastics additive) with its state grant.