Novel Body Armor Project Seeks Israel Development Partner
The Pennsylvania company will be in Israel during the week of 2 June 2019, in part to attend the ISDEF event on 4 – 6 June 2019 in Tel Aviv. They will not be exhibiting, but walking the show.
This company is a small start-up that is working in the development of a Novel Body Armor and the Seek Israel Development Partners.
The new armor is lighter and less bulky that present Kevlar and similar materials, and will be resistant to handgun, rifle and knife attacks. It is constructed from a biomaterial which is an inexpensive waste byproduct of the food industry. It can be made into fibers and then woven in a light garment which will not require steel inserts, as do Kevlar vests, for significant protection. Some versions of the material may be used for vehicle armor.
A tile of the material was able to stop 9 mm round at 10 feet. Prototypes have been designed, but testing against a 7.62 round has yet to be carried out.
Proof-of-concept data has been achieved and patent applications have been submitted.
Development Partner Requirements:
- Collaboration for further product development, including:
- Field Testing & Armor Certification
- Creation of Prototypes
- Provide initial seed funding
- Purchase of machinery
- Commercialization Planning
It is a privately owned company which has collaborated with the U.S. armed forces and the National Institutes of Health in researching defense solutions. The president and founder is a physician with broad biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry research and development experience, and several patents. The company recently acquired new laboratory space and specialists for fabrication of prototypes of the new material.