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Control of Scar Contracture After Burn Injury Topical Formulation

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Control of Scar Contracture After Burn Injury Topical Formulation
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0051
Award Amount: $149,920.00


The overall incidence of burns in current military operations has nearly doubled during the past few years and this type of injury remains a common component of armed conflicts. To address the need for prevention of scar contracture following burns, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Control of Scar Contracture After Burn injury (SCAB) topical formulation. The SCAB is designed for application to burn-injured tissue after debridement during the critical initial stages of wound healing. Inhibition of contracture by SCAB is done by (1) stimulating the cells, thereby enhancing healing, and (2) controlling the stability of the collagen network. This dual action of the SCAB formulation on the cellular component and on the extracellular matrix constitutes the main innovation of the proposed solution. As a result, the SCAB formulation offers a safe and efficacious biomodulator of scar contracture supplied in a pharmaceutical delivery medium. In Phase I, POC will develop the SCAB formulation and demonstrate its efficacy in vitro and in a pilot animal study, validating the therapeutic effect of and setting the foundation for the formulation of the final product. In Phase II, further therapeutic efficacy characterization of SCAB will be performed with detailed animal studies.

Principal Investigator:

Anya Asanbaeva
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Photonic Systems Division 1845 W. 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No