This novel dermal gel formulation is an easy and highly effective method for removing and reducing absorption of skin contaminants.
Current available technologies and products for decontaminating the skin from chemical contaminants have two major problems:
This product overcomes both of these issues, effectively and easily decontamination the surface of the skin, in addition to reducing skin absorption of the chemical and thus reducing systemic exposure.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a polymer–based gel that is capable of extracting the chemicals and nonchemical substances on the skin surface without enhancing the skin penetration of the contaminant like water-based decontamination methods. This gel binds to the skin contaminants and quickly dries into a film that can be peeled off. In addition, this product could be used to remove a variety of chemicals including irritants, contact allergens, environmental and occupational hazards, chemical warfare agents, and skin products.
To develop & commercialize the technology as skin decontamination product
Preliminary formula made and tested
Under CDA / NDA
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Skin protection, Skin, Decontamination, Contamination, Dermal gel, Skin products, Occupational hazards, Chemical warfare agents, Cleaning products