BioMimetx is a biotech startup dedicated to the research, development and marketing of innovative solutions for the control of biological proliferation.
The company is currently developing its first product, a natural-origin antifouling solution to be applied in paints for sea submerged structures. The product overcomes traditional issues such as environmental accumulation and dangerous handling of classical antifouling compounds, at a lower cost.
BioMimetx’s headquarters are in Évora and the company is composed by three researchers, Gonçalo Costa, Patrick Freire e Romana Santos, and a manager, Cristina Simões. The project that led to the company had previously participated in COHiTEC 2013 and is the result of research developed at the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research and at the University of Lisbon.