BioMin Technologies Limited was established in 2014 to commercialise the award winning research conducted over the past decade at Queen Mary University London and Imperial College, London.
This research and product formation focused on developing bioactive glass materials to help reduce tooth sensitivity, help replace lost mineral from tooth surfaces and protect against tooth decay.
In 2016 BioMin™ F (the foaming Fluoride toothpaste) went into large scale production and is being promoted by a number of stockists around the world. A Fluoride free foaming toothpaste also under development, is due to go into large scale production in the second half of 2017 under the name of BioMin™ C.
The technology behind BioMin™ can also be utilised to create new composite posterior restorative materials (made of bioactive glass), which could replace amalgam fillings. The bioactive glass composites may actually replenish minerals that are lost due to tooth decay. Additionally, the bioactive glass may fill any marginal gaps that develop over time and prevent oral bacteria from infiltrating and breaking down the restoration. This process could significantly enhance the life expectancy of a composite restoration.