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THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO ANALYZE, IN DETAIL, THE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3093
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO ANALYZE, IN DETAIL, THE INTERACTION OF PULSED CO2 LASERS WITH BIOLOGICAL TISSUE.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,971.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO ANALYZE, IN DETAIL, THE INTERACTION OF PULSED CO2 LASERS WITH BIOLOGICAL TISSUE. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON DETERMINING THE MOST IMPORTANT PARAMETERS WHICH CONTROL THE DEPTH AND RATE OF INCISION AND DAMAGE TO THE SURROUNDING TISSUE. TWO TISSUE DAMAGE MECHANISMS WILL BE INVESTIGATED: THERMAL AND PRESSURE EFFECTS. THE FORMER RESULTS FROM THE RESIDUAL ENERGY DEPOSITED IN THE TISSUE AND THE HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH OCCUR IN THE VAPOR ABOVE THE SURFACE. THE LATTER RESULTS FROM THE RAPID VAPORIZATION AND ASSOCIATED HIGH VAPOR TEMPERATURES WHICH OCCUR WHEN HIGH INTENSITY PULSED LASERS ARE EMPLOYED. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE RESULTS AND UNDERSTANDING ACHIEVED DURING THIS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR OPTIMIZING THE DESIGN OF LASER SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND TECHNIQUES WHICH MINIMIZE TISSUE DAMAGE WHILE PROVIDING APPROPRIATE INCISION DEPTHS AND RATES.

Principal Investigator:

Merlin g. miller
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6174759030

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc.
Research Park, P.o. Box 3100 Andover, MA 01810

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