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Combinatorial Nanofiber-Based Analgesic Dressings for Burn Wounds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-16-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6104
Amount: $994,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-048
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-03-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-08
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW, Roanoke, VA, 24011
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Christopher Tison
 (434) 220-2518
Business Contact
 Ms. Maggie Hudson
Phone: (434) 483-4254
Research Institution
Current thermal and chemical burn care practices such as debridement and physical therapy produce intense pain for patients. The management of this intense pain relies almost exclusively on systemically administered opioids or other pain medications, which are known to produce side effects as serious as opioid dependence.The need to reduce opioid use can be met by delivering the known effective opioids in lower, controlled concentrations in a localized manner using a topical analgesic wound dressing. In order to address the critical need for localized, controlled delivery of opioids to burn wounds, Luna Innovations is developing a topical delivery system known as TuneCoat. Lunas TuneCoat wound dressing will be prepared using a unique combinatorial electrospinning process, whereby multiple fibers can be prepared simultaneously within the same bandage layer, allowing drugs of different chemistry and molecular weight to be individually tuned for release rate and concentration.

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