CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SLIPS™ Technologies, Inc. has expanded its team to include additional business development and scientific expertise in order to meet growing demand for industrial and medical applications. The company also recently doubled its lab and office space in Cambridge.
“We have accelerated our company’s growth due to increasing demand from Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industrial, consumer, and medical applications,” said CEO Daniel Behr. “We have a large volume of customers calling us – it seems everyone is interested in having SLIPS solve their sticky problems. Dozens of these customers are evaluating samples and this high level of interest confirms the potential of our slippery surface technologies as a breakthrough concept in non-stick materials science.”
SLIPS is a fundamentally different conceptual approach to non-stick materials. When it was first disclosed and published in 2011, SLIPS gave birth to the new field of liquid-impregnated slippery surfaces which was subsequently adopted by many research groups around the world. SLIPS was pioneered by Dr. Joanna Aizenberg at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute. As the industry forerunner, this technology has received numerous awards and has been widely published and cited. The SLIPS patent portfolio encompasses a broad range of innovative approaches to create different types and classes of slippery surfaces.
“When the media first picked up our famous ‘ketchup bottle video’ in 2011, I didn’t imagine SLIPS’ breadth of possibilities,” said co-founder and VP of Technology Dr. Philseok Kim. “But after 3 years of technology development at Harvard, the potential applications kept growing – and when we launched the company in October 2014, the world literally started to beat a path to our doorstep. For example, we’re now working to deliver anti-fouling and non-stick solutions for medical devices, for marine fouling, for high value chemicals, and for certain building materials.”
SLIPS Technologies is the leader in providing customized solutions for sticky problems in any material. Nothing Sticks to SLIPS™. The company’s slippery surfaces are highly repellent - not even geckos can hold on. SLIPS prevents substances such as solvents, biofilms, water, oils, ice, asphalt, peanut butter, and blood from sticking to surfaces in a wide range of applications and industries.
The company’s ground-breaking technology platform and its years of know-how were created at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. SLIPS (an acronym for Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces) encompasses various approaches to make a material become super slippery and thus highly repellent by immobilizing a thin film of lubricant on its surface.
SLIPS (Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces) is a pioneering and award-winning set of technologies that transform the surface of any solid material into a microscopically thin and ultra-smooth immobilized “sea” of lubricant. The result is a robust and self-healing super-slippery surface that is highly repellent to most substances including aggressive chemicals, crude oil, water, blood, ice, biofouling agents, paints, concrete, and even insects. Materials including metals, plastics, optics, textiles and ceramics can be SLIPS-enabled cost-effectively and with common manufacturing techniques, thus allowing SLIPS to be commercially relevant for a broad range of applications and industries.
About SLIPS Technologies, Inc.
SLIPS Technologies, Inc. is the leader in providing customized solutions for sticky problems in materials. We create highly-repellent slippery surfaces for customers in a wide range of applications and industries. Our portfolio of pioneering and award-winning technologies was created at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The company launched in October 2014 with a $3 million Series A financing led by BASF Venture Capital.
Nothing Sticks to SLIPS™.