Seed loans from Innovate Mississippi allowed our company, Reactive Surfaces, to fund a critical step in getting federal approval of its novel antimicrobial coatings technology. Using these funds, the company was able to support research at the Mississippi Polymer Institute and at the University of Southern Mississippi that is rapidly leading to the world’s first non-toxic and highly efficacious peptide biocides for use in hospitals, clinics, medical equipment and medical devices.” Steve McDaniel, founder and chief innovation officer of Reactive Surfaces