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Nanoparticle-based Wound Care for Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
iFyber, LLC
950 Danby Road, Suite 300 Ithaca, NY 14850-5714
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Nanoparticle-based Wound Care for Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0360
Award Amount: $69,999.00


This proof-of-concept research effort will lay the foundation for integrating metal nanoparticle-coated natural fibers into antibacterial wound dressings and sutures. A current military need for the proposed technology is in the arena of topical preventative measures against and treatments for wound infections. iFyber LLC, the lead company for this project, will work with Professor of Nanobiology Nathaniel C. Cady of UAlbany in the testing and development of a broad-spectrum approach to combating infections within military populations. We will work to expand on our ability to conformally deposit various metal onto cellulose and silk fibers with very high surface coverage using a layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly process. This proposed effort aims to develop a nanostructured coating that will exploit this LBL-based processes to control the antibacterial properties of wound care products used by the US Department of Defense.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Strickland
Director of R&D

Business Contact:

Andrew Scirri
Small Business Information at Submission:

IFyber, LLC
950 Danby Road Suite 300 Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 263310485
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University at Albany - SUNY
4405 NanoFab East
257 Fuller Rd.
Albany, NY 12203
Contact: Nathaniel Cady
Contact Phone: (518) 956-7354
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university