DiPole Materials will develop composite materials with potential to help protect US soldiers from chemical and biological attack
July 23, 2020, Baltimore, MD – DiPole Materials, an electrospinning company that specializes in custom nanofiber manufacturing, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC Chemical Biological Center).
“The CCDC Chemical Biological Center technology developments are very impressive, and we are excited to collaborate with them to utilize Dipole Materials’ capabilities in nanocomposites fabrication for enhanced protection systems to be used by US military personnel,” said Scott Gaboury, CSO with DiPole Materials.
Under the terms of the CRADA, DiPole Materials will utilize its expertise in nanofiber design and manufacturing to develop composite fibers from blends of polymers and inorganic materials capable of abating various toxic chemicals. These DiPole-manufactured composite fibers will have the potential for use in a range of textile materials that can provide enhanced chemical and biological warfare protection for US Army soldiers.
"Last year, when we partnered with the Maryland Department of Commerce to form the Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center (DefTech), we wanted to help unlock the economic value of the brilliant work going on in our state's military research facilities,” said Ken Malone, CEO with DiPole Materials. “This CRADA is another step in that direction and couldn't have happened without the help of DefTech.”
The CCDC Chemical Biological Center is the nation’s principal R&D resource for chemical and biological protection to US soldiers. The CCDC Chemical Biological Center’s activities span the life cycle of chemical and biological defense research and product development.
About DiPole Materials:
Dipole Materials is an electrospinning company, based in Baltimore, MD, that specializes in custom nanofiber manufacturing to meet a range of industry applications, including cell culture, tissue engineering, water filtration, technical textiles like piezoelectric yarns, catalysis and more. DiPole Materials’ off-the-shelf product suite includes patented BioPaper technology that serves as a 3D nanofiber-based cell scaffold for 3D cell culture and bioprinting. Learn more: www.dipolematerials.com