Boothbay-based Biovation II LLC plans to launch a new product that can be inserted into wet boots to dry them quickly in the field without the use of a heat source. The product is being tested by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The product, called DryRight, is rolled and inserted into a wet boot. Its anti-microbial materials dry the boot and ensure the foot health of the wearer, the company said in a news release. Poor foot care is a significant contributor to lost combat readiness, it said.

Biovation said the Marines have been testing the product for months and have given it a positive review. The company plans to start production in April and said DryRight will be ready for shipment in June.

Production of the boot inserts will require additional hiring, the company said, although it did not specify how many jobs would be created.

Biovation is a technology design and manufacturing company that produces advanced, non-woven fiber products with integrated antimicrobial properties for packaging, healthcare, military and other applications.

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