Multi-Mechanistic Cosmetic Coating to Protect Skin from Thermal Injury

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-09-C-0037
Agency Tracking Number: A083-183-0289
Amount: $119,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-183
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
SciGenesis, LLC
518 North Main Street, Suite 207, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
DUNS: 826942463
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paige Phillips
 Vice President of Technology
 (601) 467-8683
 paige.phillips@scigenesis.com
Business Contact
 Steven Stevenson
Title: President
Phone: (601) 467-8684
Email: steven.stevenson@scigenesis.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this Small Business Innovative Research Phase I program, SciGenesis proposes to develop a multi-mechanistic cosmetic coating for the protection of military and first responders from flash fire and other intense thermal flux scenarios. Coatings will utilize a combination of mechanisms to increase the time required to cause a second degree burn from 2 seconds to 4 seconds, corresponding to a heat flux reduction of 40 kW/m2 to 15 kW/m2 and providing precious time for personnel to respond. The Phase I technical effort includes the synthesis and selection of film constituents and testing of prototype protective coatings. Initial screening is based on formulation chemical compatibility and physical stability. Preferred compositions are subjected to aggressive testing in simulated flash fire scenarios. Delivered via camouflage face paint, this coating is designed to posses all the characteristics of a cosmetic product, e.g. hypoallergenic, easy to apply, long-wearing, convenient storage and low odor, while meeting the rigorous performance requirements demanded by the application. SciGenesis has already initiated contacts within the chemical and cosmetic industries that will provide technical guidance and support the transition from Phase I research program to Phase II/Phase III development and commercialization.

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