Jeffrey Trogolo: Hygiene's Silver Bullet

Jeffrey Trogolo

We live in a dirty world. Microbes fill the air, crowd our pores and carpet everything we touch. Shake a hand or open a door, and you leave with a menagerie of hitchhikers and parasites--yeast, bacteria--clinging to your palms. As any hypochondriac will tell you, cleaning up is a quixotic quest. The only hygienic surface is one that sterilizes itself. And how many such surfaces exist?

Lots of them, if AgION Technologies has its way. The privately held firm produces an antimicrobial material that gives anything in which it is embedded an enduring resistance to bacteria, yeast, algae and mold. AgION, which...

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