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Eradicating Biofilms with Atmospheric Glow Plasma

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66307
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DE013892
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atmospheric Glow Technologies
924 Corridor Park Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37932
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Eradicating Biofilms with Atmospheric Glow Plasma
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44DE013892-02A1
Award Amount: $750,370.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Atmospheric Glow Technologies proposes a novel method of cold sterilization and biofilm destruction of medical and dental materials. The effort will use the One Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Plasma (OAUGDP) technology to attack and destroy biofilms, which cause serious problems on medical and dental instruments and devices. The use of atmospheric plasma to sterilize/decontaminate instrumentation contaminated with biofilms is a new application of a proven baseline technology. The efficacy of the OAUGDP using direct exposure was clearly demonstrated in Phase I studies. In this proposed effort, a remote atmospheric plasma reactor will be optimized to create a flow of concentrated reactive oxidative species (ROS) over 3-D workpieces and a novel direct plamsa delivery system for treating lumened devices. The performance of this reactor will be assessed against mixed species biofilms and in the presence of organic debris. Analytical studies will be undertaken to examine the composition of plasma ROS and any physical or chemical alterations that occur in materials and biological substances.

Principal Investigator:

Kimberly K. Kellywintenberg
8657773776
kwintenb@atmosphericglow.com

Business Contact:

Kimberly Kelly-wintenberg
8657773776
KWINTENB@ATMOSPHERICGLOW.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATMOSPHERIC GLOW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
ATMOSPHERIC GLOW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 924 CORRIDOR PARK BLVD KNOXVILLE, TN 37922

EIN/Tax ID: 621801936
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No