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STTR Phase II: Engineering of Non-leaching Antibacterial Non-woven Textiles

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63292
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0319470
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CCL Biomedical Inc.
224 N. Washington Street Havre de Grace, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase II: Engineering of Non-leaching Antibacterial Non-woven Textiles
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0450527
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project proposes the development of a unique family of biocidal polymers that have been shown to be non-leaching, and do not require regeneration or refreshment of activity. The Phase I study demonstrated the synthesis of these polymers containing potent broad-spectrum biocides. The polymers were spun into nanofiber webs using electrospinning techniques. The webs were challenged with bacteria and a 99% reduction in bacterial viability in one hour was demonstrated. The Phase II program will continue to explore the electrospinning processing of the polymers. The polymers will be optimized for activity against bacteria, viruses and molds. Microscopic and mechanical tests will be performed on materials to identify structure-property relationships. The commercial application of this technology will be in textile products where antimicrobial protection is critical, e.g., homeland security (biodefense) garments, first responders emergency clothing, hospital garments and supplies, etc. Current systems are water leachable and use can lead to reduced protection.

Principal Investigator:

Nina M. Lamba
Dr
4109399356
cclbiomed@verizon.net

Business Contact:

Nina M. Lamba
Dr
4109399356
cclbiomed@verizon.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

CCL Biomedical, Inc.
224 North Washington St Havre de Grace, MD 21078

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of DE
210 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Contact: Joseph M. Deitzel
Contact Phone: (302) 831-2213
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university