Luna Labs at Defense TechConnect Fall Summit & Expo

This year at the annual the Defense TechConnect (DTC) Fall Summit, Luna will be exhibiting the capabilities of Luna Labs (the Technology Development Division of Luna Innovations). At our booth, DTC attendees have the opportunity to meet with Luna’s team and understand how Luna Labs can work with their organization to create technologies which save time, save money, and save lives. Luna can be found at booth #217 during exhibit hall hours on Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm to 7:00pm ET and Wednesday, October 24 Noon to 5:30pm ET.

As part of the DTC Fall Summit, Luna Labs will be presenting several innovations from our Health Sciences Group. Join Brad Brooks of Luna on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 2pm for his presentation of “Bioinspired Synthetic Nanoparticles as Universal Anti-venom” when he will discuss recent advances of Luna’s universal anti-venom technology. And stop by the Medical and Biotech poster sessions to learn about Luna’s exciting new methods for stabilizing open globe injuries and locally applying fentanyl to treat burn pain.


Nanofiber-Based Fentanyl Bandages for Localized Treatment of Burn Pain
M. Patterson, B. Brooks, M. Skoff, J. Mao, Z. You, C. Tison, Luna Innovations, Inc., US

Nanofiber-Reinforced Hydrogels for the Stabilization of Open Globe Injuries
L. Costella, B. Brooks, K. Broderick, M. Gasbarre, L. Woodard, A. Eiseman, X. Wang, C.Tison, Luna Innovations, Inc., US

Bioinspired Synthetic Nanoparticles as Universal Antivenom
Y. Xu, Luna Innovations Inc, US


Entering its sixth year, the annual Defense TechConnect (DTC) Summit, co-located with the Fall SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit, brings together defense, private industry, federal agency, and academic leadership to accelerate state-of-the-art technology solutions for the warfighter and national security.

The DTC supports innovation imperatives in the new National Defense Strategy (NDS) and is a unique platform to reach thousands of public and private leaders focused on innovation and technology to support the warfighter. At last year’s Defense Innovation Summit, close to 1,000+ one-on-one meetings took place between small businesses and SBIR Federal Program Managers, 200+ booths and tabletop displays in the Exhibit Hall representing private sector companies and non-traditional innovators, and more than 30 breakout sessions focused on defense innovation areas of interest including but not limited to energy, cyber, biomedical, and command, control, communications, computers/intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). The annual DTC is one of the most well-attended defense innovation conferences of the year. As the home to both SOCOM and CENTCOM, Tampa serves as an ideal location to link the DoD’s innovation needs with global private sector solution providers.