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Company
X-Therma
Industry
BioTech
Address
City
Berkeley
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Contact Phone Number
Website
http://x-therma.com/
Description
X-Therma Inc. is a young company located in the San Francisco bay area with the mission to develop potent biomaterials for both medical and industrial applications via Biomimetic Nanoscience. One of our major focuses is to deliver highly effective, non-toxic cryoprotective agents (CPAs) for advanced organ and tissue preservation media to allow for cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques. Our unique peptidomimetic polymers will not only mimic the outstanding ice inhibiting effects of naturally occurring antifreeze proteins, but also conquer the cons of these natural proteins such as high cost and protease degradation. Our biomimetic material have significant advantages over CPAs with cytotoxic at effective concentrations such as DMSO, dehydrating salt solutions, and membrane impermeable polymers. These compounds offer non-line of sight industrial applications as ice prevention coatings, hydrating cosmetic additives, and frozen dairy additives.