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LOW FRICTION, BACTERICIDAL SILVER COATED CATHETERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16704
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16704
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: LOW FRICTION, BACTERICIDAL SILVER COATED CATHETERS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,886.00
 

Abstract:

CATHETERS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY PRODUCED HAVE A TACKY SURFACE WHICH MAKES INSERTION DIFFICULT AND CAN RESULT IN A NUMBER OF COMPLICATIONS. THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A SILVER COATING WHICH CAN BE DEPOSITED ON THE CATHETER TO TRANSFORM THE TACKY SURFACE INTO A LUBRICOUS, LOW FRICTION ONE. THE PARTICULAR EMPHASIS DURING THE RESEARCH WILL BE ON ANGIOPLASTY (PTCA) CATHETERS. THE COATING WILL BE APPLIED BY THE ION BEAM ASSISTED DEPOSITION (IBAD) PROCESS. IN ADDITION TO LOWERING THE FRICTION, THE COATING WILL ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TENSILE STRENGTH OF THE CATHETER AND ACT AS A BACTERICIDAL AGENT. DURING THE PHASE I RESEARCH, COATINGS WILL BE APPLIED TO POLYURETHANE COUPONS. THE COATING PROCESS WILL BE OPTIMIZED BY EVALUATING THE SAMPLES. TESTS WILL INCLUDE ADHESION, THICKNESS, AND TENSILE STRENGTH TESTS ALONG WITH EXAMINATION UNDER OPTICAL AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. AFTER THE COATING PROCESS HAS BEEN OPTIMIZED, PTCA CATHETERS WILL BE TREATED AND THE REDUCTION IN FRICTION MEASURED.

Principal Investigator:

Sioshansi, Piran
Principal Investigator
6172756000

Business Contact:

1 r43 hl46097-01
Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp.
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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