By Patrick Cronin

Hampton Union, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]

HAMPTON — Foss Manufacturing, developers of emerging fiber technology that inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria and viruses, has been named the monthly “Innovation Rocks!” award winner by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Business Resource Center.

The Hampton-based company, which is a leader and pioneer in the use of non-woven fabrics and specialty synthetic fibers, was honored for its innovative Fosshield technology that can combat the “superbug” known as MRSA.

Fosshield, is 99.99 percent effective in killing methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to lessen the level of detection within one hour. The product is applicable for use in a variety of mediums including apparel, filtration, food service, hospitality, marine products and transportation.

“This technology has the potential to save countless lives,” said New Hampshire Business Resource Center Director Roy Duddy. “In an age where antibiotic resistant infections are growing by the day, Fosshield provides a potent counterattack on the war on germs.”