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
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N09-T033
Solitcitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
IFyber, LLC
950 Danby Road, Suite 300, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Duns: 824968477
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Strickland
 Director of R&D
 (607) 227-7522
 astrick314@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Scirri
Title: President
Phone: (607) 227-8983
Email: as@kensagroup.com
Research Institution
 University at Albany - SUNY
 Nathaniel Cady
 4405 NanoFab East
257 Fuller Rd.
Albany, NY, 12203
 (518) 956-7354
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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