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DIAMOND-LIKE COATINGS FOR BIOMEDICAL PACKAGES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13996
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13996
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ionic Atlanta Inc
1347 Spring St Atlanta, GA 30309
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DIAMOND-LIKE COATINGS FOR BIOMEDICAL PACKAGES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE INCREASED REPLACEMENT OF COMPLEX SENSORY AND MOTOR FUNCTIONS IN THE DISABLED BY PROSTHETIC DEVICES HAS RESULTEDIN THE USAGE OF VERY SMALL ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOR BOTH STIMULATION AND RECORDING. THE ABILITY TO ADDRESS FUNCTIONSAT A NEUROLOGICAL LEVEL OFTEN REQUIRES THE USE OF EXTREMELY SMALL, INDEPENDENTLY ADDRESSABLE ELECTRODES IN THE 1 TO 2 MICRON RANGE. IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY THAT INTERACTS WITH THESE ELECTRODES TO BE IN THE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY OF THE ELECTRODES. THIS REQUIREMENT HAS LEAD TO ELECTRONIC PACKAGES WHERE THE ACTIVE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS ANDELECTRODE INTERFACES COEXIST ON SINGLE INTEGRATED SUBSTRATESTHAT MUST THEN BE IMPLANTED WITHIN THE BODY. THE BODY ENVIRONMENT, BEING ONE OF WARM SALT WATER AND FLUCTUATING ELECTRIC FIELDS, MANDATES THAT AN ELECTRONIC PACKAGE OF THISTYPE BE WELL INSULATED ELECTRICALLY, CORROSION RESISTANT, AND IMPERVIOUS TO WATER PERMEATION. IT IS PLANNED TO USE A DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON FILM FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO PRODUCE COATINGS THAT WILL BE HIGHLY ADHERENT ON BOTH THE ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND THE POLYMER-COATED LEADS WHILE ALSO UTILIZING THE EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTIES OF DIAMOND-LIKE FILMS.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen G Pope
4048765766

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionic Atlanta Inc
1347 Spring St Atlanta, GA 30309

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