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Chemical Casualty Care: Wound Dressings Designed to Speed Wound Closure…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74007
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-131-1765
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quick Med Technologies, Inc.
902 NW 4th Street Gainesville, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Chemical Casualty Care: Wound Dressings Designed to Speed Wound Closure Following Debridement of Cutaneous Vesicant Injuries
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-06-C-0024
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

QMT has technology in hand to develop a novel wound dressing that has potential to greatly enhance the rate of healing for debrided vesicant agent injuries, as well as related chronic wounds. The matrix of the dressing is based on a polyelectrolyte complex that consists of a highly absorbent anionic material (carboxymethyl cellulose, CMC) that is treated with a synthetic cationic polymer to enhance structural cohesion and to provide sustained release of a broad spectrum antibiotic (doxycycline) that also acts as an general inhibitor of metalloproteinases (MMPs and TNFa converting enzyme), which will reduce inflammation and proteases that retard wound healing. The polyelectrolyte complex matrix material is engineered to conform to the wound surface, and together with the backing layer of low moisture vapor penetration film, provide a moist wound healing environment. Further features of the dressing include controlled release of a growth factor (EGF) and antioxidants (vitamin C and E) that have been demonstrated to enhance the rate of wound healing. All ingredients are known to be robust, and the proposed dressing should have an indefinite shelf life without need for special storage conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Bernd Liesenfeld
Senior Chemist
3523790611
bliesenfeld@quickmedtech.com

Business Contact:

Gerald M. Olderman
VP of Research and Development
7812719893
jolderman@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUICK MED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3427 SW 42nd Way Gainesville, FL 32608

EIN/Tax ID: 980204736
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No