SciGenesis Receives Phase II SBIR Award to continue the development of Thermally Protective Face Paint 

January 3, 2010

SciGenesis, LLC enjoyed a successful and productive first year throughout 2009 and is starting off 2010 with a Phase II SBIR award from the Natick Soldier Research Center to continue the work on thermally reflective camouflage face paint for military personnel.  

Our team was successful in demonstrating proof of concept during the Phase I of this DoD SBIR by providing a prototype coating possessing all the characteristics of a cosmetic product, e.g. hypoallergenic, easy to apply, long-wearing, convenient storage and low odor, while meeting the rigorous performance requirements demanded by a wartime application.  

We are excited to continue our collaboration with Dr. Robert Y. Lochhead, Chair of the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi whose 20+ years of expertise in cosmetic formulating will allow us to optimize this prototype to meet the demands of such a high performance cosmetic. Our team has identified other market areas where this technology would be beneficial and this Phase II award provides the potential for the scale up and commercialization of this exciting new product.  

SciGenesis is a Mississippi University Research Authority (MURA) company commercializing proprietary technology licensed from the University of Southern Mississippi and Virginia Institute of Technology.  The company develops novel, high performance, stimuli-responsive coatings, films, and adhesives.

For more information contact Kelli Booth, VP of Marketing, at or 601.818.0612.  
46 Shelby Thames Drive ● Hattiesburg, MS 39402 ● (601) 818-0612