Microcontainment System for Photolytically Induced Delivery of Biocide Against Biological Agents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-08-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: A072-130-0022
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-130
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440
DUNS: 068568588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dinakar Ramadurai
 (630) 771-0203
Business Contact
 Sivalingam Sivananthan
Title: President
Phone: (630) 771-0201
Email: ssivananthan@epir.com
Research Institution
In the Phase I program, EPIR Technologies successfully developed a technology for the rapid high efficiency neutralization of biological contaminants using a novel photo-triggered release mechanism. The development of polymeric biocide-carrier capabilities with embedded photosensitizers in this Phase I program allowed EPIR to establish improved standards decontamination. Innovative stabilization protocols for the biocide carriers enabled the shelf life of these complexes to be extended greatly. In the proposed Phase II program, EPIR will develop the Phase I “proof of concept” to prototyping, while continuously working towards the advancement of the “on-demand” release mechanism to go beyond the current state of the art decontamination for HVAC systems. To sustain a commercially viable decontamination program, EPIR has already initiated the development of on-site facilities to lower production costs and expand process quality control. EPIR also proposes to investigate innovative design and engineering processes to develop low cost, miniature decontamination systems. Finally, EPIR has developed innovative “smart decontaminats” that will be integrated to the current systems to not only rapidly neutralize but also provide extremely high efficiency decontamination of the air inside buildings and HVAC systems.

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