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FluoroGuard: Personal Insect Repellent Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81549
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-151-1189
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-7511
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: FluoroGuard: Personal Insect Repellent Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0013
Award Amount: $69,982.00
 

Abstract:

An advanced, easy-to-use, passive personal insect repellent device is greatly needed for both military and general public use. While existing insect repellents and insecticides provide excellent protection against a variety of annoying and potentially deadly insects, most of the repellents are somewhat tedious to apply, have to be re-applied often, and can have offensive odors or cause minor irritation to the skin. During this program, Nanohmics will develop FluoroGuard - a simple, effective, and long-lasting passive insect repellent device that can be easily attached to any article of clothing. Relying on our expertise in biocide-impregnated plastics and the development of injection-molded cases, we have the necessary capabilities for incorporating an advanced insect repellent into a slow-release polymer formulation. The formulation will be contained in a simple polymer housing that can be opened for use when needed and closed to provide both a long storage life and usage life. Additionally, the device will be manufactured so that it is waterproof, lightweight, and exceedingly easy to use.

Principal Investigator:

Donald E. Patterson
Senior Scientist
5123899990
dpatterson@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Steven M. Savoy
Vice Preisdent, Research
5123899990
ssavoy@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOHMICS, INC.
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No