THE SMART MATERIALS COMPANY
An innocuous elastic band that twitches like a muscle when electrically activated.
A coating that absorbs heat in winter but turns into a heat mirror in summer.
A shape-memory foam that can coil up to capture and remove pollutants.
A smart patch that can deliver painkillers right where it hurts – through the skin.
|A T-shirt that can cool the torso in scorching weather.||A SmartBox that can keep life-saving products from degradation for 24 hours.||An adaptive fluid that automatically
turns into a solid filter deep in the oil
wells to extract valuable gas.
|A smart film embedded with sensors thatrelease agents to prevent fruits from rotting.|
These are but a few of the disruptive technology solutions that Bioastra offers its clients and partners in a wide variety of industries ranging from food packaging, textiles, energy, cleantech and the life sciences.
With a multidisciplinary team of chemists, chemical engineers, textile scientists and bioengineers, Bioastra has built a one-of-its-kind Smart Polymer Platform that combines polymer science, materials engineering, design and data that can churn out materials solutions to our clients in short order.
An early adopter of Open Innovation, Bioastra continues to leverage the world-wide network of pioneering portals like Ninesigma http://www.ninesights.com/groups/bioastra to engage Fortune 500 players such as General Motors, BP, Kraftfoods and many others.
Closer home, Bioastra is equally proud to partner with Canadian industry leaders like Logistik Unicorp and Cascades to deliver unique solutions in smart textiles and packaging.
Located at the Industrial Partnership Facility at the National Research Council of Canada in the Greater Montreal Area, Bioastra possesses and avails of state-of-the-art facilities in polymer fabrication, characterization and pilot production facilities. We are working to establish our own in-house production facilities to respond to the growing needs of our clients.