Microcontainment System for Photolytically Induced Delivery of Biocide Against Biological Agents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9132T-08-C-0044
Award Id:
81518
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-130-0022
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EPIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Currently EPIR Technologies Inc )
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
068568588
Principal Investigator:
Dinakar Ramadurai
Microbiologist
(630) 771-0203
rdinakar@epir.com
Business Contact:
Sivalingam Sivananthan
President
(630) 771-0201
ssivananthan@epir.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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