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ENHANCED CENTRIFICATION DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
9328
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9328
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ENHANCED CENTRIFICATION DEVICES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $392,000.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS PROPOSED TO APPLY NOVEL ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED CENTRIFUGATION EQUIPMENT. THIS NEW DEVICE WILL USE INCLINED SURFACES IN CONJUNCTION WITH ULTRA-SOUND FORCE FIELDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE SEDIMENTATION. BECAUSE THIS EQUIPMENT CAN PRODUCE EQUIVALENT SEPARATION WITH LOWER ACCELERATIONS (LOWER CENTRIFUGE ROTATIONAL VELOC-ITY), DESIGN OF A PRACTICAL CONTINUOUS-FLOW CENTRIFUGE WITH-OUT A ROTATING SEAL BECOMES PRACTICABLE. THIS PHASE II PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A LOW-COST, DISPOSA- BLE, STERILE, CONTINUOUS-FLOW CENTRIFUGE HEAD THAT CAN BE USED FOR BLOOD CELL HARVESTING, PLASMAPHERESIS, AND CELL WASHING, AN ULTRASOUND-ENHANCED, SWINGING-BUCKET CENTRIFUGEHEAD THAT CAN BE RETROFITTED TO EXISTING CENTRIFUGE EQUIP- MENT WILL ALSO BE DEVELOPED. OTHER APPLICATIONS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE CELL HARVESTING FOR THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND MORE EFFICIENT SEPARATIONS OF EMULSIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Peterson
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way #222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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