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GLUCOSE SENSOR WITH IMPROVED STABILITY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7223
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7223
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: 1990
Title: GLUCOSE SENSOR WITH IMPROVED STABILITY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,153.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPLANTABLE GLUCOSE SENSOR COULD PROVIDE CLOSER CONTROL OF GLUCOSE LEVELS IN DIABETICS THAN IS NOW POSSIBLE. GLUCOSE SENSOR RESEARCH, USING A CATALYTICMETAL SENSOR BASED ON PLATINUM, IS CURRENTLY BEING PERFORMEDBY GINER, INC. CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE SO FAR IN IMPROVING THE SENSITIVITY AND SHORT-TERM STABILITY OF THESENSOR; IMPROVEMENTS IN SELECTIVITY TOWARD GLUCOSE IN THE PRESENCE OF COREACTANTS ARE UNDER WAY. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO IMPROVE THE LONGEVITY OF ELECTROCATALYTIC GLUCOSE SENSORS BASED ON PLATINUM. MAINTENANCE OF A SENSOR RESPONSE AT A CONSTANT LEVEL OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME IS DESIRABLE, BECAUSE IT AVOIDS THE NEED FOR FREQUENT CALIBRATION. PRELIMINARY STUDIES WITH SPECIALLY FORMULATED POLYMER-BONDED, PLATINUM BLACK ELECTRODES SHOW IMPROVED STABILITY. THE PROPOSED WORKATTEMPTS TO DEVELOP THIS CONCEPT FURTHER AND PROVE ITS FEASIBILITY THROUGH RIGOROUS TESTING AND ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Srinivasam Sarangapani Ph
6178997270

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner Inc.
14 Spring Street Waltham, MA 02154

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