Providing whole body protection from the elements.
Welcome to SciGenesis
Our specialty is creating, combining and integrating numerous technologies to impart multi-functional properties to cosmetics and textiles. The goal is to protect war fighters, workers and recreationists from the environmental elements.
Under development is a flame retardant, heat reflective and insect repellant, camouflage face paint to protect soldiers, woodland firefighters and all first responders. Translations of these technologies are being harnessed to create cost-effective flame retardant fabrics and a long-acting insect repellant.
Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, SciGenesis is dedicated to expanding science and technology infrastructure in the South. Through strong collaborations with government, academic and local business partners, SciGenesis continues to bolster scientific development opportunities.
FacePaint Protection from Radiant Heat Flux
In a blast or flash-fire scenario, the exposed skin of the respondent is traumatized by the onslaught of irradiative heat.
SciGenesis prototype product provides thermal barrier protection for the first responder in the form a cosmetic. This comfortable protective layer has been proven to resist sweat and material transfer. Wearers of this prototype facepaint gain valuable time to avoid skin trauma.
Flame retardant textiles are typically too expensive for the average consumer primarily because the FR characteristics are generated during fiber production. The ability to impart FR qualities to pre-assembled textiles would be greatly beneficial. SciGenesis prototype print paste imparts a flame retardancy and thermal barrier that can be applied to a variety of textiles, ensuring protection for the wearer.
Encapsulated Repellants Long-Term Bite Protection
Insect repellant textiles and surface treatments can provide a much needed armament from certain types of vector-borne diseases. SciGenesis is working to overcome limitations of current commercial products which lose their efficacy with time and laundering.