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DURABLE HEART DIAPHRAGM FROM ORDERED POLYMER FILMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8923
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8923
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nu-tech Industries Inc
5905 Wolf Creek Pike Dayton, OH 45426
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DURABLE HEART DIAPHRAGM FROM ORDERED POLYMER FILMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,879.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING STRONG TOUGH ORDERED POLYMER FILMS FOR FLEXURAL FATIGUE LOADING. ORDERED POLYMERS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE U.S. AIR FORCE PRIMARILY AS HIGH STRENGTH LIGHTWEIGHT AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS, BUT THEY CAN PROVIDE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS AS WELL. THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL OF THE ORDERED POLYMER PBZT (POLY P-PHENYLENE BENZOBISTHIAZOLE) TO PROVIDE A DURABLE HEART DIAPHRAGM, EXCEEDING THE FATIGUE LIFE OF CURRENT MATERIALS. PBZT FILM HAS AN ORIENTED, INTERCONNECTED "MOLECULAR FABRIC" THAT PROMISES TO HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH FLEX LIFE AS WELL AS HIGH STRENGTH BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE MICROSTRUCTURE. A FLEX LIFE TEST RIG THAT ACHIEVES A SUITABLE BALANCE BETWEEN SPEED OF TESTING AND PROPER FLEXURAL EXCURSION WILL BE DESIGNED, BUILT AND EVALUATED. PBZT WILL BE EVALUATED FOR FLEXURAL FATIGUE LIFE IN COMPARISON WITH A POLYURETHANE CURRENTLY USED IN ARTIFICIAL BLOOD PUMPS.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony p lioi
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nu-tech Industries Inc
5905 Wolf Creek Pike Dayton, OH 45426

EIN/Tax ID: 310793066
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No