Who We Are
BENANOVA is a science startup that has developed a cost-efficient environmentally benign particle system (EbNPs) made of natural materials, which can leverage the functional properties of bioactive agents. This innovative, patent-pending technology was developed at NC State University. We are presently developing highly efficient, application-customized and environmentally benign replacements for silver nanoparticle antimicrobials. Functionalized proprietary EbNPs have a much higher efficacy compared to the common nanosilver. We also foresee that our particles will be effective in environmental remediation and agricultural applications. The ability to reduce the amount of chemicals used in plant protection will enable the agriculture industry to lower the environmental impact and cost of crop protection products, as well as decrease the stress on arable soil and increase yield.