Innovative Boot-Drying Technology Completes Successful Test by US Marine Corps

By: | February 27th, 2015

After months of testing, Biovation DryRight tactical boot-drying technology has received positive feedback from the United States Marine Corps. The testing resulted from a Broad Agency Announcement Contract received by Biovation in June 2013. These strong results will lead to the finalization of product design and the commercialization of the DryRight product in 2015 concurrently with the completion of a final field trial by the United States Marine Corps. The development of this innovative product would not have been achieved without the support of Marine Corps System Command in Quantico, Virginia.

Biovation is a technology design and manufacturing company that produces advanced, non-woven fiber products with integrated anti-microbial properties for packaging, healthcare, custom advanced material OEM products, and other specialty scalable applications. The DryRight product was funded, developed, and tested in close collaboration with the United States Marine Corps to help them perform at their best.

This easy-to-use solution is rolled and inserted into a wet boot. Over time, the anti-microbial materials dry the boot and ensure the foot health of the wearer. Poor foot care is a significant contributor to lost combat readiness. DryRight is lightweight, portable, and prevents unnecessary foot injury while never needing to be wrung out or washed, making it a necessary tool for today’s modern warfighter and peacekeeper. A single unit can be re-used between 10-15 times with “recharging” (air drying) and is manufactured with greater than 50% non-hazardous bio-content.

DryRight provides the warfighter with a solution that sustains an optimum microenvironment around the foot that is critical to top performance and long-term comfort. When in use, it provides maximum boot dryness in all foot contact areas (toe, heel, top and bottom of foot) regardless of climate and weather conditions within 6-8 hours. DryRight use results in the reduction of foot blisters and damp socks. Biovation has applied its extensive expertise in advanced polymers, non-wovens, super absorbents and multi-component biochemical formulations to create a unique product.

Biovation Chief Executive Officer Kerem Durdag said, “The foot health of Marines during training and deployment is a primary medical concern for the force. We have developed the DryRight to provide an efficient and effective tool for Marines both in combat and training. Biovation is proud to partner with the Department of the Navy on this important project to protect Marines in the field.”

Biovation plans to establish a dedicated DryRight manufacturing line by April 2015, allowing orders to be taken for June 2015 delivery. Biovation is committed to Maine’s high-tech innovation manufacturing economy by implementing a world-class production line and creating new high-skilled jobs to support the launch of DryRight.


Michael Cooney

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