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ELECTRODE PROSTHESIS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1801
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1801
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gentronix Laboratories, Inc.
7503 Standish Place Rockville, MD 20855
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: ELECTRODE PROSTHESIS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

A MERGER OF TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVING A) POLYMER FIBER OPTICS, B) POLYMER PHTHALOCYANI PHOTO VOLTAICS AND C) ELECTRODE CELL ADHESION SURFACES HAS RESULTED IN THE CONCEPT OF A NOVEL ELECTRODE PROSTHESIS WHICH USES FINE 5-10 W POLYMER OPTICAL FIBERS INSTEAD OF METAL WIRES. USING A PHOTO CONVERSION MECHANISM AT THEIR ENDS, THESE FIBERS CONVERT LIGHT ENERGY TO A NEGATIVE ELECTRICAL PULSE IN THE 100 MV RANGE. INTIMATE ATTACHMENT OF THESE FIBER ENDS TO TARGET CELLS BY USE OF NON-SPECIFIC (E.G., POLYLYSINE) OR SPECIFIC (MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY OR CELLS ADHESION MOLECULE) SURFACES ALLOWS THE TARGET CELLS TO BE FIRED. SUCH AN APPROACH ENHANCES THE POSSIBILITY OF HIGH DENSITY ELECTRODE SYSTEMS AND SPECIFICITY THEREOF.

Principal Investigator:

James h. mcalear
PRESIDENT/RESEARCH DIR.
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Gentronix Laboratories, Inc.
7503 Standish Place Rockville, MD 20855

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