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Antimicrobial Coatings for Medical Shelters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97729
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-168-1143
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-168
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.
2990 Gilchrist Road Suite 2100 Akron, OH 44305 4418
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Antimicrobial Coatings for Medical Shelters
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0067
Award Amount: $69,975.00
 

Abstract:

Approximately 2 million infections are acquired in hospitals annually with a major source of bacterial contamination being frequently touched common surfaces. This problem also exists for Combat Surgical Hospitals. Current anti-bacterial coatings are not suitable for these environments because of human toxicity, low activity, and/or poor adhesion. The goal of this project is to develop a low cost, non-toxic, robust, and versatile anti-microbial system that can be easily applied to a range of surfaces. To achieve this goal, a novel core-shell nanoparticle is proposed. The shell with be chitosan, a well known non-toxic anti-microbial, and a non-toxic acrylic polymer for the core. These materials can be economically prepared with a low cost, single step aqueous based reaction that results in a stable dispersion in water. The aqueous dispersion can be applied to surfaces by a simple spraying procedure. Once applied, the nanospheres will coalesce into a monolithic anti-microbial surface like a latex paint. Efforts will focus on evaluating core materials to maximize the coalescence and adherence of the anti-microbial film on rigid and fabric surfaces. Samples will be prepared and submitted for evaluation.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Graham
Vice President Business Development
3307946359
mgraham@akronpolysys.com

Business Contact:

Frank Harris
CEO
3307946359
ahunt@akelainc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
2990 Gilchrist Road Suite 2100 Akron, OH 44305

EIN/Tax ID: 710924651
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No