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STTR Phase II: Benign Thin Film Composite Particles for Protection from…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68017
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0420046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
580 Burbank St., Unit 100 Broomfield, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase II: Benign Thin Film Composite Particles for Protection from UVA/UVB - Rays
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0548739
Award Amount: $448,225.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase II project provides for the commercialization of surface-passivated composite titania/zinc oxide particles for benign protection from UVA and UVB radiation. The composite particles are manufactured via novel atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. These materials are targeted at use in sunblock skin care formulations; the inert coating will allow easy dispersion of the particles in a variety of formulations, and will prevent direct contact between active titania or zinc oxide and the skin. The major health problem of sun-induced skin cancer could be helped with the introduction of new, more effective UVA/UVB protection in a wider variety of skin care products. This Phase II project will focus on refining the material design, production at larger scale, and proving the effectiveness of these composites in formulations for UVA/UVB transmittance and sun protection factors.

Principal Investigator:

Karen Buechler
Dr
3033184142
buechler@aldnanosolutions.com

Business Contact:

Karen J. Buechler
Dr
3033184142
buechler@aldnanosolutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
580 Burbank Street Unit 100 Broomfield, CO 80020

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of CO Boulder
3100 Marine Street
Room 481
Boulder, CO 80309
Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Contact Phone: (303) 492-3759
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university