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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATIVE ARTIFICIAL KI

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2971
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2971
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATIVE ARTIFICIAL KI
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT, EFFICIENT, AND ECONOMICAL PORTABLE ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY BASED ON ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATIVE DIALYSIS. IN THIS SYSTEM, AN ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTOR IS USED TO DEGRADE WASTE PRODUCTS, PRINCIPALLY UREA, TO BENIGN GASEOUS REACTION PRODUCTS. THE COMPLETE REGENERATION SYSTEM ALSO INCLUDES A STANDARD DIALYZER, AN ACTIVATED CARBON BED TO ABSORB ORGANICS AND TRACES OF CHLORINATED SPECIES, ION EXCHANGE BEDS TO REMOVE EXCESS ANIONS AND CATIONS, AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT (DC POWER SUPPLY FOR THE ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTOR, PUMPS, SENSORS, THE DEVELOPMENT EFFORT INCLUDES SYSTEM MODELING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AN IMPROVED REACTOR. THE SOLUTION KINETICS FOR THE REACTION OF HCLO WITH UREA (AND OTHER METABOLITES) WILL BE DETERMINED. THE DIALYSATE WILL BE ANALYZED QUANTITATIVELY TO IDENTIFY ALL CHLORINATED ORGANICS AND DETERMINE THEIR FINAL DISPOSITION. EXTENSIVE TOXICITY TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE REGENERATED DIALYSATE TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO NEW TOXIC PRODUCTS ARE RETURNED BY THE SYSTEM. A COMPLETE SYSTEM WILL BE ASSEMBLED AND DEMONSTRATED. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE PROPOSED DEVICE INCLUDE: SMALLER SIZE AND WEIGHT THAN AVAILABLE SYSTEMS, FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION, CAPABILITY FOR EXTENDED AND REPEATED USE, OVERALL ECONOMY, & THE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING A WEARABLE ARTIFICAL KIDNEY.

Principal Investigator:

Jose Giner
Principal Investigator
6178997270

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner, Inc.
14 Spring Street Waltham, MA 02254

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