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Thin Film Coatings for Antimicrobial Textiles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81443
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-068-2188
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-4962
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Thin Film Coatings for Antimicrobial Textiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0039
Award Amount: $729,920.00
 

Abstract:

Current clothing worn by soldiers offers little to no protection from biological agents. Biological agents may remain active on the textile surface or even pass through the textile. Luna Innovations, with partners Shawmut Corporation and Triton Systems Incorporated, are developing biocidal textiles capable of rendering lethal biological agents harmless on contact. Reactive biocides are deposited in a thin film on the textile surface through a gas phase process, resulting in a lightweight antimicrobial textile. Covalent attachment and crosslinking of the biocidal coating resulting from the plasma process results in long term protection on repeated laundering. During the Phase II program, Luna and their team will maximize durability and optimize processing parameters for the Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Liquid Deposition (APPLD) process with Luna's novel reactive biocides on cotton, nylon, and polyester fabrics.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Small
Principal Investigator
5405525128
submissions302@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Angela Keen
Senior Contracts Administ
5405525128
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LUNA INNOVATIONS, INC.
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No