FluoroGuard: Personal Insect Repellent Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A072-151-1189
Amount: $69,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-151
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
NANOHMICS, INC.
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, 78741
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DONALD PATTERSON
 Senior Scientist
 (512) 389-9990
 dpatterson@nanohmics.com
Business Contact
 Steven Savoy
Title: Vice Preisdent, Research
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Email: ssavoy@nanohmics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An advanced, easy-to-use, passive personal insect repellent device is greatly needed for both military and general public use. While existing insect repellents and insecticides provide excellent protection against a variety of annoying and potentially deadly insects, most of the repellents are somewhat tedious to apply, have to be re-applied often, and can have offensive odors or cause minor irritation to the skin. During this program, Nanohmics will develop FluoroGuard - a simple, effective, and long-lasting passive insect repellent device that can be easily attached to any article of clothing. Relying on our expertise in biocide-impregnated plastics and the development of injection-molded cases, we have the necessary capabilities for incorporating an advanced insect repellent into a slow-release polymer formulation. The formulation will be contained in a simple polymer housing that can be opened for use when needed and closed to provide both a long storage life and usage life. Additionally, the device will be manufactured so that it is waterproof, lightweight, and exceedingly easy to use.

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