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THIS PROPOSAL DEALS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL THERMOGRAPHIC CANCER…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1394
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1394
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cst Inc
P.o. Box 7342 New Orleans, LA 70186
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THIS PROPOSAL DEALS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL THERMOGRAPHIC CANCER DETECTION SYSTEM FOR HOME USE.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DEALS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL THERMOGRAPHIC CANCER DETECTION SYSTEM FOR HOME USE. THE BASIC UNDERLYING PRINCIPLE DEALS WITH MICROCAPSULES OF TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS IN POLYMERIC SHELLS AS A FREE FLOWING POWDER. THESE CAPSULES, WHEN APPLIED TO THE SKIN OF SUSPECTED PATIENTS, WILL PROVIDE A VISUAL THERMOGRAPHIC SCAN TO DETECT UNUSUAL ABNORMAL SKIN TEMPERATURES WHICH GENERALLY ARE DUE TO ABNORMAL TISSUES BEING PRESENT UNDER THE SKIN. THIS EXAMINATION CAN BE PERFORMED BY THE PATIENT AT HOME. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH A SYSTEM WILL BE PARTICULARLY USEFUL TO DETECT BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN. IN PHASE I OF THE PROGRAM, MATERIALS WHICH EXHIBIT LIQUID CRYSTALLINE CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN 32-36 DEGREES C WILL BE IDENTIFIED FROM LITERATURE REVIEW. THE PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THESE SELECTED LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR THERMOGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED FROM LITERATURE REVIEW AND EXPERIMENTATION. A REVIEW OF THE PROPERTIES WILL DETERMINE THE PROCESS TO BE CHOSEN FOR ENCAPSULATION TO DEVELOP CAPSULES OF ABOUT 50 SIZE TO BE APPLIED TO THE SKIN BY A SPRAY WITH COMPRESSED AIR. THE CAPSULES WILL BE DEVELOPED, CHARACTERIZED AND OPTIMIZED FOR THE APPLICATION. TESTS WILL BE PERFORMED TO PROVE THE FEASIBILITY FOR THERMOGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

S. gupta
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cst Inc
P.o. Box 7342 New Orleans, LA 70186

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