Anti-Microbial Surface
May 19th, 2021   •    Press Releases

Integrated Biometrics Fingerprint Scanners Now Anti-Microbial with Introduction of RepelFlex® MBED™ by NBD Nanotechnologies

Biometric fingerprint scanners built for harsh conditions are safer and more rugged than ever with new antimicrobial, anti-scratch, anti-stain technology.

Spartanburg, SC and Boston, MA | 19 May 2021 – Integrated Biometrics (IB), the world leader in mobile, FBI-certified biometric fingerprint scanners, and NBD Nanotechnologies (NBD Nano), the surface coating experts, today announced the inclusion of NBD’s RepelFlex MBED transparent coating on IB’s entire line of fingerprint scanners.

An ultra-thin, transparent coating, RepelFlex MBED is designed to provide outstanding antimicrobial, anti-scratch, and anti-stain protection to devices. Long-lasting and multi-functional, RepelFlex MBED is ideal for surfaces that must stand up to high throughput and harsh conditions without compromising accuracy.

“Continuous improvement is part of our design process. We are always innovating to provide greater functionality, dependability, and convenience while protecting the health of the individuals with which our sensors interact,” said Doug Loy, President Integrated Biometrics, Korea and Vice President Research and Development, “NBD Nano has delivered on all counts with this cutting-edge technology.”

“Building a multifunctional surface that meets tough customer demands requires taking an innovative approach, which is the reason customers continue to depend on NBD Nano for product innovation and speed to market,” said Deckard Sorensen, CEO of NBD Nano.

IB’s line of fingerprint scanners are designed and built to be rugged, portable, efficient, and convenient to maintain—regardless of environmental conditions or physical location. They are relied upon by law enforcement, homeland security, governments, elections officials, social services, humanitarian organizations, and others for fast, accurate, reliable results.

Continuous improvement is part of our design process. We are always innovating to provide greater functionality, dependability, and convenience while protecting the health of the individuals with which our sensors interact. – Doug Loy

The inclusion of RepelFlex MBED coatings enable IB’s scanners to deliver an even higher level of performance. Surfaces are tougher and more difficult to scratch or stain, increasing their longevity while maintaining print quality even when regular cleaning is not possible due to conditions or times of heavy use.

Most notable is the added safety as RepelFlex MBED significantly reduces microbial growth, making contact surfaces safer to touch and easier to sanitize with nearly any cleaner or disinfectant on the market.

About NBD Nanotechnologies
Founded in 2012 and based in Lexington Massachusetts, NBD Nanotechnologies, is a rapidly growing specialty chemical company. Focused on surface coatings, NBD has a number of tailored coating solutions for the electronics and industrial sectors.


About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics (IB), a pioneer in biometric fingerprint technology, designs and manufactures advanced, high-resolution touchless and FBI-certified contact identity solutions for government, law enforcement, military, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. IB’s lightweight scanners, supported by our patented light-emitting sensor (LES) technology, outperform traditional fingerprint devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Global organizations rely on IB’s products to enroll and verify identities quickly and accurately, even in remote locations under extreme conditions. Commercial enterprises, government and financial services organizations depend on IB to build innovative, secure applications to establish identity in accordance with national and international standards. For more information, visit:

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