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BIOCOMPATIBLE ADHESIVES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12546
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12546
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gumbs Associates, Inc.
11 Harts Lane East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: BIOCOMPATIBLE ADHESIVES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO TAILORMAKE EMULSION ACRYLIC COPOLYMERS WHICH ARE ODORLESS, NON-TOXIC, AND PRESSURE SENSITIVE. THE WATER-INSOLUBLE, BIOCOMPATIBLE ADHESIVES WILL CONTAIN THE MINIMUM CONCENTRATION OF HYDROPHILIC UNITS TO PERMIT STRONG BONDING TO WET HUMAN SKIN AND STILL RETAIN THE REQUIRED DEGREE OF WATER RESISTANCE. OPTIMUM RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES WILL BE ACHIEVED BY SELECTING THE SYSTEM THAT HAS A LOW MODULUS OF ELASTICITY T LOW ELONGATION. THIS WILL BE INDICATED FROM MEASUREMENTS OF THE PEEL ADHESION AS A FUNCTION OF PEEL RATE. THE OVERALL GOAL OF THE PROGRAM IS A BIOLOGICALLY COMPATIBLE ADHESIVE THAT WILL SUCCESSFULLY MAINTAIN THE ADHERENCE OF A DERMAL DRESSING TO MOIST SKIN ON ACTIVE SOLDIERS WORKING IN HOT HUMID ENVIRONMENTS, WITHOUT PRODUCING ANY ADVERSE REACTIONS. PHASE II WILL INVOLVE A CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE ADHESIVES, APPLIED TO A EMI-OCCLUSIVE MATERIAL. THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE DURABILITY, EFFICACY, BIOCOMPATIBILITY AND THE ABSENCE OF ADVERSE SKIN REACTIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Ronald W Gumbs
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Gumbs Assocs Inc
11 Harts Ln East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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