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NOVEL HIGH SURFACE AREA INTERLOCKING COMPOSITE FILMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4971
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4971
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: NOVEL HIGH SURFACE AREA INTERLOCKING COMPOSITE FILMS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,888.00
 

Abstract:

A NEED EXISTS TO DEVELOP ROBUST, ADHESIVE INSULATING COATINGS FOR BIOMEDICAL HARDWARE IMPLANTED IN VIVO. ALTHOUGH MANY ORGANIC POLYMERS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE BIO- COMPATIBLE, LONG-TERM ADHESION TO METAL SUBSTRATES HAS YET TO BE ACHIEVED. RESEARCHERS WILL PREPARE NOVEL COMPOSITE FILMS THAT INTERLOCK WITH EACH OTHER AS WELL AS WITH AN ETCHED METAL SUBSTRATE, AND HIGH SURFACE AREA PRIMER COAT- INGS WILL BE ELECTROCHEMICALLY GENERATED ON PT SUBSTRATES. SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES WILL ASSESS THE SURFACE MORPHOLOGY AND COHERENCE. THESE HIGH SURFACE AREA PRIMER COATINGS WILL THEN BE INTERLOCKED WITH PARALENE AND TESTED FOR ADHESIVITY. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO PROVIDE THE BIOMEDICAL COMMUNITY WITH SUPERIOR INSULATING COMPOSITE COATINGS FOR IMPLANTABLE HARDWARE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Victor R Koch
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Covalent Associates Inc.
52 Dragon Court Woburn, MA 01801

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