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ULTRAHIGH-STRENGTH DENTAL CERAMICS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7211
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7211
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ULTRAHIGH-STRENGTH DENTAL CERAMICS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $37,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE A SUPERIOR DENTAL CERAMIC PROSTHESIS MATERIAL AND FABRICATION SYSTEM TO REPLACE CURRENT GOLD- AND PORCELAIN-BASED TECHNOLOGY. THE AIM OF PHASE I IS TO DEVELOP A NEW, REINFORCED GLASS-CERAMIC MATERIAL WITH OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS SIMILAR TO NATURAL TEETH AND WITH STRENGTH IMPROVED BY MORE THAN A FACTOR OF TWO COMPARED TO THE CURRENT MOST COMPETITIVE DENTAL CERAMIC. THE NEW MATERIAL SHOULD ALLOW CONSTRUCTION OF ALL-CERAMIC BRIDGES AND CROWNS WITH A MINIMUM THICKNESS ON OCCLUSAL SURFACES OF 0.75 MM OR LESS, WHICH IS ONE-HALF OF THE CURRENT ALLOWABLE MINIMUM FOR CERAMIC CROWNS. THE PROPOSAL INVOLVES USE OF MODERN COLLOIDAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF COMPOSITE DESIGN IN BRITTLE MATERIALS TO IDENTIFY SEVERAL PROMISING ULTRAHIGH-STRENGTH SYSTEMS TO BE EXPERIMENTALLY EVALUATED. IN PHASE II, THE MATERIAL AND FABRICATION SYSTEM WILL BE OPTIMIZED AND CLINICAL TESTING INITIATED.

Principal Investigator:

Birol sonuparlak phd
2068727080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Research Company Inc
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

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