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3D Printing of Flexible Polymers for Respiratory Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911-SR-20-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0549
Amount: $527,554.52
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD181-001
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-07
Small Business Information
310 Rolling Ridge Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
United States
DUNS: 791379030
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roger Brooks Bagwell
 Director of Research and Development
 (814) 355-0003
Business Contact
 Maureen L. Mulvihill
Phone: (814) 355-0003
Research Institution

Department of Defense personnel must wear respiratory protection continuously when deployed in regions with the danger of chemical or biological attack. Manufacturing respirators/masks using conventional molding methods limits the features that can be designed into the protection. Additive manufacturing provides an ideal approach for manufacturing respirators. Additive Manufacturing enables the ability for 1) New features that cannot be achieved with molding processes, including better and more comfortable fit, 2) Modification to mask design without having to invest the time and funds in new molds, 3) Masks that are custom-fit to the facial structure of the end-user, and 4) the Ability to print multifunctional composite materials. Phase I demonstrated 3D printed flexible resins that exhibited compelling permeation resistance against chemical warfare agent simulants. In this Phase II SBIR, Actuated Medical, Inc. (AMI), an ISO 13485-Certified (FDA GMP Compliant) Medical Device Developer and Manufacturer, will finalize and commercialize 3D Printing of Flexible Polymers for Respiratory Protection. The flexible polymers will find additional use in 3D printing of medical devices and masks for first-responders.

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