Bio Shield Fabrics combat germs

New York -- Bio Chemical Textiles Technologies (BCTT) is introducing Bio Shield Fabrics designed to remain durable, kill bacteria on contact, and prevent the spread of disease – even after repeated washing.

The company said Bio Shield Fabrics combine microbe barrier structures and bactericidal performance chemicals with conventional fabrics.

Drs. Robert Engel of Queens College (CUNY), JaimeLee Rizzo of Pace University, and Karin Melkonian of Long Island University, have jointly developed the patent-pending technology, for which licenses are being made available for various market applications.

As a premier licensee, BCTT is currently developing and marketing its Bio Shield Fabrics with an eye on opportunities in the healthcare, military, and residential segments. BCTT president Gary Innocenti can be reached at, while lead researcher Robert Engel can be reached at

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