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Chemical-Biological Forensic Evidence Container with Agent and Tamper Resistant…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94877
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-003-0154
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoScale Materials, Inc.
1310 Research Park Drive Manhattan, KS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Chemical-Biological Forensic Evidence Container with Agent and Tamper Resistant Tools
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0016
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research incorporates several inventions to produce structural components that can be assembled into a highly enhanced chemical-biological (CB) forensic evidence container for transport and storage of contaminated articles. Bio-hazardous materials are frequently encountered in standard investigations, and currently used evidence bags are designed to handle the containment and preservation issues associated with those materials. However, when the incident scene is related to military actions or terrorist activity, the challenges for collection, transport, and storage of forensic evidence multiply. New forensic evidence bag systems provided with unique tamper and agent resistant features will be produced through a collaborative effort by NanoScale Corporation and Clemson University. The key feature of the proposed system is integration of NanoScale's reactive nano materials and/or derived composites with down selected fabrics for enhanced CB protection. In Phase I, we will identify the most promising formulations for CB containment, define and design the optimum system configuration, and test the baseline system. Results will be leveraged into Phase II, where a detailed development and demonstration using actual CB agents will occur. The proposed work through Phase II and beyond will develop a novel product that will be used both in DoD and commercial applications.

Principal Investigator:

Shyamala Rajagopalan
Manager, Research & Project Develop
7855370178
srajagopalan@NanoScaleCorp.com

Business Contact:

Aaron Madison
Chief Operating Officer
7855370179
amadison@NanoScaleCorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NanoScale Materials, Inc.
1310 Research Park Drive Manhattan, KS 66502

EIN/Tax ID: 481172548
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Clemson Apparel Research
500 Lebanon Rd
Pendleton, SC 29670
Contact: Christine W. Cole
Contact Phone: 8646468454