I-Tech

Logo I-TechI-Tech is a Swedish SME founded in 2000 by a group of researchers from University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

I-Tech’s antifouling technology; Selektope® (generic name Medetomidine) has sprung from extensive research on the development of environmentally sound marine paints through a government funded multi-year research project and it was found that Selektope® was particularly interesting as the effect can be identified already at nano-molar concentrations. Further development refined Selektope® to a potent, ecologically verified marine biocide for use as an antifoulant in marine bottom paints. The technology holds extensive patent protection for all relevant maritime nations and Selektope® has received regulatory approvals in Japan and Korea and is under registration in Europe and China.