Biotechnology often referred to as ‘biotech’, is a broader concept of biology which develops products involving living systems and organisms.
With global climate, population growth, and sustainability issues set to intensify, biotechnology has emerged as the ‘Science of the Future’, with increasing demand in areas such as:
At the core of Calix’s diverse and versatile innovations is a pioneering technology that re-imagines the calcination process, enabling the production of nano-active particles with high levels of reactivity, without the safety concerns or high cost of production.
Our materials are non-toxic
Calix’s Biotech materials are based on magnesium minerals and derivatives. Magnesium oxide and hydroxide are intrinsically safe to us, and the environment. We fine grind natural magnesium minerals to produce particles around the size of plain flour and then heat this to produce bioactive MgO powder.
Calix’s BIOME (BIOactive Material Engineering) program aims to exploit our core technology and the unique physical and bioactive material properties to develop safe and sustainable materials to address global challenges.
Our materials are bioactive
Oxygen reacts on the surface of our materials to produce reactive oxygen or ROS. ROS is a key component of many immune system responses – it’s a necessary and natural part of life.
Humans, animals and plant immune systems produce ROS to fight-off infection. ROS inhibits the growth of many pathogenic microorganisms, including it seems, biofouling marine organisms.
Safe, low cost, environmentally sustainable and easy-to-apply, BOOSTER-Mag can improve yield and natural resistance to pests and diseases. It demonstrably provides a substantial safety, simplicity, sustainability and productivity benefit.