August 06, 2014
MONHEGAN, ME – Today U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) visited Biovation, a biomanufacturing company in Boothbay that produces innovative products for the Department of Defense, consumer and institutional protection, niche packing, and healthcare markets. Senator King toured ongoing research and development projects at the facility with President and Chairman of the Board Peter Anania and CEO Kerem Durdag, and spoke with employees working on those projects.
“Biovation’s commitment to finding solutions for their industry and institutional partners is admirable, and their potential for growth is astounding,” said Senator King. “It was a privilege to tour the facility today, meet the impressive employees, discuss future manufacturing plans, and see the exciting projects that the folks at Biovation have in the works.”
Biovation manufactures biodegradable, bio-compostable non-woven fiber based with antimicrobial, antibacterial coatings used for infection and pathogen control. The company continues to expand its focus through research and development, and emphasizes the use of green, biodegradable sources. One of Biovation’s current projects is the development of a bio-based boot dryer for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Senator King introduced the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013 with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO.), a bill that would help provide a more predictable regulatory environment and allow innovative companies like Biovation to grow. King is also a cosponsor of the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, which would provide growing businesses the freedom and access to capital they need by lifting burdensome regulations on investors.
Senator King learning about the products at Biovation in Boothbay.