Sandia National Labs receives four FLC awards

The decontamination formula developed by Sandia is used to disinfect a home that once was used to produce methamphetimines. | Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories announced on Monday that it received four regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC).

Three of these were for its work with dynamic prosthetic socket systems, its work with Twistact and its work with decontamination technology for chemical and biological agents.

Researchers at Sandia were able to develop a compound that neutralizes biological and chemical agents by combining nontoxic and noncorrosive chemicals that are often found in everyday items like toothpaste. They say it effectively eliminates nearly 100 percent of bacterial, viral and fungal agents and it has been used by military and first response personnel. The lab has licensed this compound to companies that have been able to develop forms of the formula that can combat toxic mold, act as a disinfectant at hospitals and schools, and decontaminate methamphetamine production facilities.

They have found the formula to be effective in eliminating pesticides on farm equipment and the formula has been used in the Ebola virus outbreak and at presidential debates and political conventions.

“Sandia is truly honored to be recognized by our peers for our work in technology development and technology transfer,” Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia’s manager of technology and economic development and the lab’s FLC representative, said. “Congratulations to all the researchers acknowledged for their accomplishments.”

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