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COST-EFFECTIVE BULK STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS WITH NEW LINEAR INDUCTION…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17408
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17408
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: COST-EFFECTIVE BULK STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS WITH NEW LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATORS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,949.00
 

Abstract:

SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY (SRL) IS DEVELOPING NEW, COMPACT LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATOR (LIA) TECHNOLOGY WHICH OFFERS MANY ADVANTAGES FOR BULK STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS. THESE ACCELERATORS ARE RELIABLE AND SIGNIFICANTLYLESS EXPENSIVE THAN ELECTROSTATIC OR RF ACCELERATORS. IN ADDITION, SRL INDUCTION ACCELERATOR ARE SCALABLE TO AVERAGE ELECTRON BEAM POWERS OF MORE THAN 800 KW AT BEAM ENERGIES RANGING FROM 5-10 MEV, PROVIDING AN AVERAGE OF 100 KW OF REPETITIVELY PULSED, HIGH DOSE RATE X-RAY FLUX. AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM AND CONCURRENT DESIGN STUDYWILL BE CARRIED OUT FOR PHASE I. AN EXPERIMENT TO DEMONSTRATE EFFICIENT STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCT USINGHIGH DOSE RATE RADIATION FROM AN EXISTING LIA IS PLANNED. IN ADDITION, A STUDY WILL EXPLORE ELECTRON BEAM TRANSPORT AND X-RAY TARGET DESIGNS FOR PRODUCTION OF A UNIFORM X-RAY RADIATION FIELD FOR A DEFINITIVE STERILIZATION EXPERIMENT TOBE PERFORMED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Zing Chen
Senior Research Scientist
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory
15 Ward St Somerville, MA 02143

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