Nanoparticle-based Wound Care for Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0360
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-033-0638
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
IFyber, LLC
950 Danby Road, Suite 300, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
824968477
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Strickland
Director of R&D
(607) 227-7522
astrick314@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Scirri
President
(607) 227-8983
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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