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Self-Detoxifying, Disposable Protective Garments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: C061-108-0074
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD06-108
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-05-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-05-03
Small Business Information
7607 Eastmark Drive, Suite 102
College Station, TX 77840
United States
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Giletto
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (979) 693-0017
Business Contact
 G. Hitchens
Title: Vice President
Phone: (979) 693-0017
Research Institution

While zero-based tolerance protective clothing is suitable for first responders, it provides an unnecessary level of protection for first receivers who are exposed to a considerably reduced threat. The use of zero-based tolerance garments by first receivers is particularly problematic since they often work in the same garments for an extended period of time. Consequently, the unique needs of first receivers present an opportunity to develop an extended wear garment that is both comfortable and provides an appropriate level of protection. This Phase II SBIR proposal describes the development of a multilayered protective fabric that will offer a comprehensive combination of self-decontamination, barrier protection, and comfort. The reactive capability of the proposed fabric was demonstrated in Phase I by the positive identification of a surrogate breakdown product present on exposed fabric. In addition, the Phase I research also demonstrated that the reactive fabric reduced the breakthrough of chemical agent surrogates when compared to unmodified fabric. The Phase II research will continue the development of the fabric by improving the capability to protect against chemical agent breakthrough and identifying suitable manufacturing methods. The Phase II research will conclude with the assembly of a garment and live agent testing.

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