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
Congratulations to spotLESS Materials co-founder and CEO, Birgitt Boschitsch, for being named a Forbes 30 under 30!
Penn State News | January 28, 2020
Journée mondiale des toilettes : un nouveau revêtement pour économiser l’eau ?
Le Monde | November 19, 2019
"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
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
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
See our Cleantech pitch!
Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation | July 18, 2018