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Nanoparticle-based Wound Care for Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0360
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-033-0638
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T033
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-06-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-04-30
Small Business Information
950 Danby Road Suite 300
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States
DUNS: 824968477
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Strickland
 Director of R&D
 (607) 227-7522
Business Contact
 Andrew Scirri
Title: President
Phone: (607) 227-8983
Research Institution
 University at Albany - SUNY
 Nathaniel Cady
4405 NanoFab East 257 Fuller Rd.
Albany, NY 12203
United States

 (518) 956-7354
 Nonprofit College or University

This proof-of-concept research effort will lay the foundation for integrating metal nanoparticle-coated natural fibers into antibacterial wound dressings and sutures. A current military need for the proposed technology is in the arena of topical preventative measures against and treatments for wound infections. iFyber LLC, the lead company for this project, will work with Professor of Nanobiology Nathaniel C. Cady of UAlbany in the testing and development of a broad-spectrum approach to combating infections within military populations. We will work to expand on our ability to conformally deposit various metal onto cellulose and silk fibers with very high surface coverage using a layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly process. This proposed effort aims to develop a nanostructured coating that will exploit this LBL-based processes to control the antibacterial properties of wound care products used by the US Department of Defense.

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