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A HAND-HELD MONITOR FOR ETHYLENE OXIDE IN HOSPITALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13765
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13765
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Transducer Research Inc.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A HAND-HELD MONITOR FOR ETHYLENE OXIDE IN HOSPITALS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,934.00
 

Abstract:

ETHYLENE OXIDE (ETO) IS A USEFUL AGENT FOR STERILIZING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT BECAUSE IT INVOLVES NO HEAT AND IS NOT CORROSIVE TO MOST MATERIALS. MANY MEDICAL FACILITIES, HOWEVER, CANNOT USE ETO BECAUSE OF ITS TOXICITY AND BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF MONITORING IT. PRESENT METHODS (INFRARED, CHROMATOGRAPHY, AND PHOTOIONIZATION) ARE ALL INADEQUATE FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. THIS PROJECT WILL ADAPT A PROVEN TECHNIQUE, CONTROLLED PYROLYSIS COMBINED WITH ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION, TO IDENTIFY AND MEASURE ETO. THE PRODUCT WILL BE A HAND-HELD INSTRUMENT THAT WILL MEASURE ETO AT 1 TO 1,000 PARTS PER MILLION AND WILL ALSO INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENCES. SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY MAY BE ADAPTED TO THE MEASUREMENT OF NITROUS OXIDE AND OTHER ANESTHESIA GASES.

Principal Investigator:

William R Penrose
7083570004

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Transducer Research Inc
999 Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 60540

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