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PREVENTION OF BIOFILM IN HEMODIALYSIS WATER SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60880
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DK056587
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
A152 ASTeCC Building Lexington, KY 40506-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: PREVENTION OF BIOFILM IN HEMODIALYSIS WATER SYSTEMS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44DK056587-02A1
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (Provided by applicant): Hemodialysis-related infections and adverse patient outcomes continue to be associated with contaminated fluids often arising from biofilm formation in the tubing of hemodialysis systems. Currently available reagents to disinfect fluid delivery lines are either hazardous to humans, unpleasant to work with, environmentally unsafe, or corrosive to expensive hemodialysis equipment at the required contact times. Biomedical Development Corporation is developing a unique disinfectant to improve the quality of water and dialysate circulating through hemodialysis systems. The disinfectant is biocidal against a broad spectrum of organisms and operates as a biofilm reducing agent in clinical water delivery systems. Preliminary studies demonstrate that the disinfectant is an effective antimicrobial, even in the presence of biofilm, is nontoxic, and inexpensive to produce. This study will involve adaptation of the disinfectant for clinical use, and include extensive safety and efficacy testing in preparation for approval and use in hemodialysis fluid delivery systems.

Principal Investigator:

Bakul M. Bhatt

Business Contact:

Gregg Siegel
2103080636
GSIEGEL@BIODEVCORP.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORP 500 SANDAU, STE 200 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78216

EIN/Tax ID: 742330067
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No