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TUNABLE INFRARED LASER FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11294
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11294
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: TUNABLE INFRARED LASER FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF ATUNABLE, MID-INFRARED SOLID-STATE LASER BASED ON THE CRYSTALCO:MGF2. APPLICATIONS REQUIRING PRECISE TISSURE ABLATION VIA FIBER DELIVERY, SUCH AS ANGIOPLASTY , APPEAR PARTICULAR APPROPRIATE FOR THE SYSTEM. THE CO:MGF2 LASER TUNABILITY , OVER THE SPECTRAL REGION FROM 1.7 TO 2.5 MICRONS, PROVIDES AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE TISSUE PENETRATION DEPTH AND THUS A NEW DEGREE OF CONTROL IN MEDICAL PROCEDURES. INCLUDED IN THETUNING RANGE IS A STRONG LIQUID-WATER ABSORPTION BAND PEAKING AT 1.94 MICRONS. IF THE CO:MGF2 LASER DOES PROVE TOBE SUITABLE FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THE RESEARCH WOULD BE TO DEVELOP CLINICAL PROCEDURES AND A CLINICALLY QUALIFIED LASER SYSTEM. IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM, A PORTABLE LASER SYSTEM COUPLED TO A FUSED SILICA FIBER WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND PLACED IN LOCALMEDICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES WHERE EXPERIMENTS BASED ON ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS WILL BE PERFORMED ON TISSUE INTERACTION WITH A NEW VARIABLE OF LASER WAVELENGTH INCLUDEDEXPRIMENTS TO DETERMINE PRACTICAL LIMITS TO THE LASER OUTPUT ENERGY WILL ALSO BE CARRIED OUT. THE RELATIVE SIMPLICITY AND VERSATILITY OF CO:MGF2 LASER INDICATE THAT COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITIES ARE SIGNIFICANT, GIVEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE CLINICAL PROCEDURES.

Principal Investigator:

Peter F Moulton
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Business Contact:


5083712299
Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc
45 Winthrop St Concord, MA 01742

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