Arch has developed a group of novel synthetic peptides and peptide conjugates that employ a novel chemistry (non-toxic, and environmentally friendly process) to react with solid surfaces such as metals, and plastics to generate new materials that display new surface properties.
Arch is currently developing this technology in two discrete applications areas:
Reduction of corrosion of metals (both chemical or environmental surface corrosive process and reduction of biofilm or bacterial mediated corrosion process)
Medical and Life sciences
Improve biocompatibility of medical devices (e.g., reduction of protein adsorption and decreased inflammatory responses to implants, and improved implant integration)
Inhibit bacterial attachment to surfaces (reduction of foreign body infections, reduction of risk of catheter associated infections, reduction of ventilator associated pneumonia risk in ICU patients)
Borg Peptide Covering Stainless Steel as seen through an Electron Microscope
This photo shows an AUGER scanning electron microscope image of borg-stainless steel which highlights the distribution of the Borg peptide on the stainless steel surface. The peptide is imaged specifically through its nitrogen content and appears red in the image on a dark background (the steel surface which does not contain nitrogen). Unless imaged in this manner the stainless steel appears identical to unmodified stainless steel.