A Better, Cheaper Treatment for Poisonous Snake Bites

Brad Brooks and Zhiguo Zhou, Luna Labs Venomous snakes are found all over the world.  In the tropical world, where they are most abundant and there is limited access to emergent medical care, they are a significant threat to public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated “snakebites” as a Neglected Tropical Disease, seriously injuring 2.7 million men, women and children, and claiming some…Read More

Luna’s Corrosion and Coating Evaluation System is an Air Force SBIR Success Story

Reducing the Costs of Aircraft Corrosion Corrosion prevention and control represents a significant driver of costs for the United States Armed Forces.  For the Air Force alone, multi-billion dollar annual expenditures are needed to combat corrosion of aircraft.  The most effective means of corrosion control is through protective coatings.  In partnership with the Air Force though the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Luna has…Read More

Luna’s Sprayable Adhesion Barrier Hydrogel to be presented at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting

Lauren Costella, Research SpecialistChristopher Tison, PhD, Team LeaderBiomedical Technologies Group Postoperative Adhesions Prevention Remains a Critical Problem Adhesions typically form following surgery when normal wound healing is interrupted by contact between injured and neighboring tissues. This results in the formation of fibrous connections that permanently attach neighboring tissues and typically causes pain, bowel obstruction, infertility, and increased difficulty in subsequent surgical procedures. With 44% of…Read More

Luna’s Dissolvable Swabs can Revolutionize Crime Scene Investigations

Forensic Swabs Do Not Perform as Needed in Criminal Investigations Forensic swabs are routinely used by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists for the collection of a wide range of evidence types for analysis (Figure 1). Collecting biological samples for subsequent DNA analysis is one of the primary uses for forensic swabs. These swabs are used to adsorb blood, saliva, sexual assault evidence, and what…Read More