06/27/2017

Small Business, Big Impact – How Alpharetta-based LivFul provides powerful protection

Sunscreen, a bottle of water, sunglasses, a hat and bug spray. These are a few essentials many Georgian’s leave their home with every day during the summer. While summer time brings the wonderful promise of fun family barbecues, swimming and enjoying the outdoors – many of us return home in the evening wearing a quite few insect bites like a badge of honor.

LivFul is an Alpharetta-based company on a mission to save 200,000 lives each year from mosquito and bacteria borne diseases. Representatives from LivFul joined us last week at the 2017 BIO International Convention with a product that caused quite a buzz: insect repellent.

AKIVA, a plant-based insect repellent, offers up to 16 hours of protection from insect bites. The DEET-free formula is light weight and smells incredible. The product comes in lotion or wipe for consumer convenience.

We can all relate to having to apply, then reapply insect repellent once it wears off. This is why AKIVA incorporates a time-released technology that allows the repellent to stay on the skin where it can protect you from insect bites, rather than be absorbed in the skin or evaporated in thin air.

CEO and Co-Founder of Livful, Hogan Bassey, began brewing household chemicals in Nigeria as a young boy, in hopes of stopping mosquito’s and malaria for good. He has always been passionate about easing the discomfort of bug bites. Bassey is a graduate of the University of Georgia. AKIVA currently exports to the Bahamas.

BIO was an opportunity for biotechnology companies from all over the world to network with the biggest names in biotech. BIO also provided partnering opportunities and key insights to major trends affecting the industry. It offers hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations at the BIO Exhibition.

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