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SURFACE MODIFICATION OF BIOMATERIALS FOR THROMBOSIS PREVENTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13923
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13923
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SURMODICS, INC.
SURMODICS, INC. 9924 W 74TH ST EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: SURFACE MODIFICATION OF BIOMATERIALS FOR THROMBOSIS PREVENTION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALL SYNTHETIC MATERIALS THAT CONTACT BLOOD EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH BLOOD COMPATIBILITY. THE RAPID ADSORPTION OF PLASMA PROTEINS AND SUBSEQUENT ADHERENCE AND ACTIVATION OF PLATELETS LEADS TO THROMBUS FORMATION. WHEN PATIENTS ARE IMPLANTED WITH VASCULAR DEVICES OR UNDERGO HEMODIALYSIS PROCEDURES, MAINTENANCE LEVELS OF ANTICOAGULANTS MUST BE GIVEN TO PREVENT LIFE-THREATENING CLOT FORMATIONS. HOWEVER, THESE DRUGS HAVE VERY DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS. PREPARATION OF NONTHROMBOGENIC-DEVICE POLYMERS WOULD REDUCE THE NEED FOR SUCH HIGH LEVELS OF THESE DRUGS. THIS PROJECT WILL USE PHOTOCHEMICAL COUPLING REAGENTS TO SURFACE-MODIFY BIOMEDICAL DEVICE MATERIALS FOR THROMBOSIS PREVENTION. HYDROPHILIC MATERIALS WILL BE IMMOBILIZED TO PREVENT PLASMA PROTEIN DEPOSITION, AND HEPARIN WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE ENDS OF THESE SPACERS TO GIVE THE SURFACE ANTICOAGULANT ACTIVITY. PHOTOCHEMISTRY IS CHOSEN BECAUSE THIS CHEMISTRY ALLOWS GENERIC COUPLING TO A WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL DEVICE POLYMERS. SEVERAL PHOTOACTIVATIBLE REAGENTS WILL BE PREPARED, AND THEN THE PHOTOIMMOBILIZATION OF THESE REAGENTSTO RELEVANT MATERIALS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED. IN VITRO ANTICOAGULANT AND PLATELET ADHERENCE AND ACTIVATION ASSAYS WILL BE CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACIES OF THE MODIFIED SURFACES. THESE IN VITRO ANALYSES WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL CHEMISTRY OPTIMIZATION AND EX VIVO SHUNT TESTING OF THROMBOGENICITY AND HEMOCOMPATIBILITY IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Shawn G Dunkirk
6128292700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bio-metric Systems Inc.
9924 W 74th St Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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