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SBIR Phase I: Chlorhexidine Releasing Superhydrophobic Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88315
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740703
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Surface Technologies, Inc.
1000 Westgate Drive St. Paul, MN 55114-8612
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase I: Chlorhexidine Releasing Superhydrophobic Coatings
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740703
Award Amount: $99,939.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop super hydrophobic coatings for endotracheal tubes that can deliver antimicrobial drugs as well. The coatings and the process to coat the surfaces are proprietary, but the technology, if successful, may provide a method for minimizing infections that are associated with long term placement of the tubes. Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a significant problem in mechnically ventilated patients. Development of antimicrobial surfaces for the ventilation tube is likely to have a significant beneficial effect in this area by reducing the incidence of VAP and the morbidity and mortality associated with such infections. Moreover, the technology is likely to have applications in other circumstances and once developed, such surfaces could be used to give other material such as venous cannulae that are placed into hospitalized patients for extended periods antibacterial properties.

Principal Investigator:

Kristin S. Taton
PhD
6512099757
ktaton@isurtec.com

Business Contact:

Kristin S. Taton
PhD
6512099757
ktaton@isurtec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Surface Technologies, LLC
1000 Westgate Drive Saint Paul, MN 55114

EIN/Tax ID: 208134118
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No