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MULTI-USE BIOREACTOR FOR TISSUE AND CELL CULTURE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19396
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19396
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gravi-mechanics Company
22w 510 71st Street Naperville, IL 60540
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: MULTI-USE BIOREACTOR FOR TISSUE AND CELL CULTURE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,982.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW AND NOVEL FLOW THROUGH BIOREACTOR WHICH IS BROADLY APPLICABLE TO CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE FOR BOTH RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS IS DESCRIBED. USING BIOREACTORS OF THIS DESIGN, THE REQUIRED PROTOCOL FOR OPTIMIZED PRODUCTION OF MICROTUBERS OF SOLANUM TUBEROSUM WILL BE ESTABLISHED. USING CELLS OF TAXUS BREVIFOLIA THE USE OF THIS SORT OF BIORREACTOR IN CELL CULTURE WILL BE ASSESSED. THE PROTOCOL FOR OPTIMIZATION HERE SOUGHT WILL BE BASED UPON TAXOL PRODUCTION. THIS DIFFICULT TO SYNTHESIZE DITERPINE, WHICH IS IN CRITICALLY SHORT SUPPLY, SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL PROMISE IN THE TREATMENT OF OVARIAN AND OTHER CANCERS. THE APPLICANT CLAIMS THIS PARTICULARLY NOVEL ASPECT OF THE DESCRIBED BIOREACTOR IS THE METHOD OF PROPELLING GASES, LIQUID MEDIUM AND SUSTENDED CELLS AND TISSUES INTO, AND CIRCULATING THEM, WITHIN THE REACTOR. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY A NOVEL, LOW ENERGY INPUT, METERING GAS-LIQUID PROPULSION DEVICE. THIS DEVICE DOES NOT IMPART HIGH SHEAR FORCES, WHICH ARE DAMAGING TO PLANT CELLS AND TISSUES, EVEN WHEN CELLS AND TISSUES ARE SUSPENDED IN THE LIQUID MEDIUM IT IS PROPELLING. THE DEVICES ARE VERY INEXPENSIVE TO MANUFACTURE AND WILL PERFORM IN METERED DELIVERY RANGES BEYOND THE REALM OF ALTERNATIVE DEVICES.

Principal Investigator:

Richard R Dedolph
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Gravi-mechanics Company
22w 510 71st Street Naperville, IL 60540

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