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Surgical Gloves

Two-in-One


 

Sterile medical gloves protect patient and user. During an operation, however, glove perforations very often occur, which reduce the protective capacity. In many specialist departments, gloves are therefore worn twice to reduce the risk of contamination and infection.

This practice is time-consuming and is associated with loss of comfort, poor tactile feel and double packaging waste. We have addressed this problem. Smarterials Technology is a young medtech company with high competence in inorganic chemistry, surface functionalization and process technology. We will launch an innovative surgical glove with several unique selling points that has disruptive character. The patent application has been filed.

A unique, safety-optimized material structure integrates a perforation indicator and combines the properties and advantages of single-layer gloves with the benefit of double gloving – Two-in-One.

The Team

Dr. Martin Bothe

Dr. Martin Bothe

Managing Director

Martin is physicist and materials scientist. He received a doctor’s degree in studying the thermomechanical properties of polymer systems. Applying for a patent for the optimization of medical gloves, he initiated the building of the company Smarterials.

Michael Schneiker, MBA

Michael Schneiker, MBA

Finance

Michael is economist, social scientist and banker. He has collected several years of experience in a world-leading investment company. In the company, he invests his know-how and is responsible for finance and investor relations.

Dr. Nikolaus Mirtschin

Dr. Nikolaus Mirtschin

Research & Development

Nikolaus holds a PhD in materials science with a focus on the mechanical properties of polymers. He is an essential know-how carrier in the company and is responsible for the areas of process technology, IP and standardization.

Dr. Christian Secker

Dr. Christian Secker

Head of Chemistry

Christian holds a PhD in polymers and colloid chemistry and has gained several years of experience in the development department of a global player in the coatings industry. At Smarterials, Christian will structure development and provide impetus for scale-up and industrialization.

Dr. Larisa Schmidt

Dr. Larisa Schmidt

Chemist, Materials Development

Larisa has a PhD in Chemistry and is specialized in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic particles for medical applications. She has been working on surface modifications of particulate materials for innovative polymer-based composite materials. At Smarterials, she transfers this concept to latex-particle-composites and coatings.

Dr. Cynthia Kembuan

Dr. Cynthia Kembuan

Chemist, Characterization

Cynthia is a chemist with a focus on synthesis and characterization of particles for photonic applications. At Smarterials, she supports the synthesis and investigation of particles for the treatment of latex surfaces and characterizes the latex-particle-systems with regard to basic materials properties.

Joachim Bleschke

Joachim Bleschke

Business Development / Marketing & Sales

Joachim holds a degree in business administration and can look back on more than 15 years of managing activity, particularly in medical technology. As Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, he successfully led a MedTech company to the German Stock Exchange. His passion is the lead young companies with disruptive technology to global greatness.

Götz Dähne

Götz Dähne

Process Engineering

Götz is a mechanical engineer and has many years of professional experience in process technology and in setting up highly sensitive optical measuring devices. At Smarterials, he handles all engineering tasks with regard to the production of medical gloves.

Alix Meunier

Alix Meunier

Regulatory Affairs

Alix is a biomedical engineer specializing in regulatory affairs for the medical device industry with a cross-disciplinary experience in the launch and development of medical start-ups.  At Smarterials she is responsible for setting up the quality management system, product documentation and managing regulatory affairs.

Dr. Woo Choon Kong

Dr. Woo Choon Kong

Technology & Upscaling

Woo holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry with 20 years experience in medical gloves research & development, engineering technology and new product introduction. At Smarterials, he supports the product design and process development till industrialization in compliance with operation, quality management and regulatory requirements.

Supported by

This project is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE).

EU
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 880328.
 

Contact Information

Address: Smarterials Technology GmbH, Magnusstraße 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 12 08 27 90