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NEW METHOD OF FIXATION OF BIOPROSTHESES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19345
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19345
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biomedical Design Inc.
430 Tenth Street North/west Atlanta, GA 30318
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: NEW METHOD OF FIXATION OF BIOPROSTHESES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

GLUTARALDEHYDE-PRESERVED BIOPROSTHESES HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH IMPORTANT LONG-TERM CLINICAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS STENOSIS, BIODEGRADATION AND CALCIFICATION-INDUCED HEART FAILURE. AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE USE OF GLUTARALDEHYDE, WHICH CONSISTS OF CROSS-LINKING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE BY FORMING STABLE BONDS, WILL BE DEVELOPED. PRELIMINARY DATA SUGGEST THAT THIS NEW PROCESS CROSS-LINKS PORCINE HEART VALVE LEAFLETS AT LEVELS SIMILAR TO GLUTARALDEHYDE. IN ADDITION, THE TREATED LEAFLETS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE RESISTANT TO CALCIFICATION THAN CLUTARALDE-HYDE-PRESERVED LEAFLETS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO FURTHER DEVELOP THIS PROCESS TO OPTIMIZE ITS EFFICACY AND SAFETY. THE SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO: I) DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF TISSUE CROSS-LINKING BY QUANTIFICATION OF RESIDUAL AMINES, SHRINKAGE TEMPERATURE, COLLAGENASE AND PRONASE DIGESTION TESTS, II) DETERMINE CALCIFICATION OF LEAFLETS USING THE RATE SUBDERMAL IMPLANT MODEL, III) EVALUATE THE STRUCTURAL EFFECTS BY LIGHT AND SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY STUDIES, AND IV) EVALUATE THE BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF TREATED LEAFLETS. THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED USING FOUR DIFFERENT TREATMENT CONDITIONS FROM WHICH A SINGLE CONDITION WILL BE SELECTED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THE RESULTS. THIS NEW FIXATION PROCESS COULD REPRESENT AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE FIELD OF HEART VALVE AND OTHER BIOPROSTHESES BY INCREASING THEIR CLINICAL DURABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Jean-marie D Girardot
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Biomedical Design Inc.
430 Tenth Street North/west Atlanta, GA 30318

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