Carnivorous Plant inspires Super Cleanser (Fleischfressende Pflanze inspiriert zu Superreiniger)

Pitcher plants are lazy carnivores: they let insects slip on their slippery surface and slide straight into their mouths. Now the trick is used for cleaning sanitary facilities.

Good Impact | February 13, 2023

The 29 Best Pennsylvania CleanTech Companies and Startups

spotLESS featured as a top cleantech startup in Pennsylvania!

Best Startup | January 17, 2022

Bio-Inspired Surface Cleaner Makes Toilets Self Cleaning

ARTICO Trend Report | January 10, 2022

spotLESS Materials Toilet Coating Featured in Wired UK

"One company has finally solved the problem with the most disgusting product in your house."

Wired |April 3, 2021

P&G Ventures Announces 2021 CES Innovation Challenge Finalists

spotLESS Materials announced as a finalist in P&G Venture Challenge!

PR Newswire | December 16, 2020

LESS is more for Penn State alumnus Birgitt Boschitsch

"Birgitt Boschitsch is cleaning up the world. One toilet at a time."

Invent Penn State | January 2020

Mechanical engineering alumna named Forbes 30 under 30 science

Congratulations to spotLESS Materials co-founder and CEO, Birgitt Boschitsch, for being named a Forbes 30 under 30!

Penn State News | January 28, 2020

This toilet spray can save you money and help the planet

Cheddar interviews spotLESS Materials co-founder, Birgitt Boschitsch.

Cheddar | January 23, 2020

Listen to our team discuss our technology with The Economist

Hear our portion of the Nov. 20, 2019 segment starting at 17:07.

The Economist | November 20, 2019

Saving Water One Flush At A Time

NPR | November 19, 2019

Journée mondiale des toilettes : un nouveau revêtement pour économiser l’eau ?

Le Monde | November 19, 2019

New Toilet Coating Repels Crap

Popular Mechanics | November 19, 2019

Superslippery Toilets Squash Water Wastage

"A slick coating, inspired by the carnivorous pitcher plant, could halve the liquid needed for flushing"

" 'Our team is passionate about bringing technology from the lab to the real world, where it can have a real impact.' "

Scientific American | November 18, 2019

spotLESS Materials Core Technology published in Nature Sustainability

Wang, J., Wang, L., Sun, N. et al. Viscoelastic solid-repellent coatings for extreme water saving and global sanitation. Nat Sustain (2019) doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0421-0

Nature Sustainability | November 18, 2019

Professor awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Congrats to spotLESS co-founder, Tak-Sing Wong! The technology we work with at spotLESS Materials is rooted in the technology developed in the Wong Lab.

Penn State News | July 3, 2019

Eric Barron: Federally funded university research transforms lives

spotLESS Materials recognized by Penn State President Eric Barron!

Trib Live | June 15, 2019

See our Cleantech pitch!

Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation | July 18, 2018

A Water-saving Solution Wins MRS Competition

Materials Research Institute | January 16, 2018