Novel Protective Underglove

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44AI045278-02A1
Agency Tracking Number: AI045278
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORP, 500 SANDAU, STE 200, SAN ANTONIO, TX, 78216
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BAKUL BHATT
 (210) 308-0636
 BDC@BIOEVCORP.COM
Business Contact
 GREGG SIEGEL
Phone: (210) 308-0636
Email: GSIEGEL@BIODEVCORP.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to complete the development of a unique, non-toxic thin film technology to be used as a skin barrier that is worn underneath surgical and examination gloves. The efficacy of gloves has become an important issue, especially for healthcare workers where exposure to blood or other body fluids is frequent. This technology has been developed to reduce transmission of bacteria and bloodborne pathogens. Glove punctures are frequent, and the potential for pathogen transmission is increasingly significant. Additionally, with the heightened awareness of bloodborne pathogens, the use of exam gloves has increased. The proposed technology can provide skin protection from the detrimental effects of chronic glove wearing and hand washing. The following Phase II studies have been designed to complete the development of this novel underglove technology: 1) implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and establishment of packaging, 2) evaluation of coating formulations for effects on skin physiology, and 3) demonstration of the safety of coatings in human safety studies.

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