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Nanova Inc. (Dental Consumables)

Nanova Inc. is developing a novel dental composite filler stronger than any other product in the market for more durable restoration.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Columbia, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2007
  • Employees 7

Company Summary

Nanova plans to form a subsidiary (or business unit) to manufacture and market dental composites and other dental consumables. The composite based restoration may fail in 5-8 years and will lead to tooth loss. Our composite, stronger than any current commercial product, can lead to more durable composite restoration, desired by dentists (our customer), patients, as well as insurance companies. The composite has a market of ~$500 millions in US.


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    Hao Li
    President (Subsidiary Interim CEO)

    Dr. Li is a co-founder and the President of Nanova Inc., an associate professor of University of Missouri. As one of the inventors of the dental nanocomposites, he has in-depth understanding of market and dentists’ need. Under his leadership, Nanova has secured about $4 million non-dilutive funding and also developed a few medical device prototypes, including the novel dental filler materials and a novel dental device, plasma brush.

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    Liang Chen
    Senior Research Scientist

    Dr. Chen obtained Ph.D. degree in 2010 and his Ph.D. dissertation is on the development of the dental composites under Dr. Hao Li. Dr. Chen has been working as a part-time research scientist for Nanova Inc and also plan to work for Nanova Inc. full time in the future.

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    Kathryn Irene Giddens

    Miss Giddens, BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, is currently pursuing a master degree on dental composites under Dr. Hao Li’s supervision. From numerous leadership positions, she has developed excellent communication and project management skills and shows great potential for both product development and dentist relationship.


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    Benjamin An, Benjamin An & Co., P.C., St Louis, MO