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RESEARCH INTO SURGICAL USES OF A 2.9 MICROMETER LASER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4954
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4954
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS, INC.
3404 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: RESEARCH INTO SURGICAL USES OF A 2.9 MICROMETER LASER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF LASERS FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS HAS RESULTED IN NEW RESEARCH INTO THE INTER- ACTION BETWEEN LASER RADIATION AND TISSUE. FROM THIS RESEARCH HAS COME AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SURGICAL LASERS THAT MAXIMIZE THE ABLATION OF TISSUE AND MINIMIZE DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING AREAS. A PULSED LASER OPERATING AT A WAVELENGTH OF 2.9 MICROMETERS HAS THESE CHARACTERISTICS AND CAN BE READILY TRANSMITTED THROUGH THIN,FLEXIBLE FLUORIDE-GLASS FIBERS. THIS IS A GREAT ADVANTAGE FOR CONVENIENCE AND ALSO FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENTIRELY NEWSURGICAL PROCEDURES. THE EFFORTS IN THIS PROPOSAL WOULD RESULT IN THE INITIAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A PULSED, 2.9 MICROMETER-WAVELENGTH, SOLID-STATE LASER BASED ON ERBIUM-ION-DOPED CRYSTALS. A SERIES OF TISSUE- INTERACTION EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED WITH THE LASER, AND AN OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF THE LASER SYSTEM FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT. BASED ON CURRENT UNDERSTANDING, IT APPEARS THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF A RELIABLE, PULSED 2.9- MICROMETER LASER WOULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON LASER- SURGERY TECHNIQUES AND CAPABILITIES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Peter F Moulton
Principal Investigator
3052981802

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3804 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804

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