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Dental Waterline Cleansing System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71494
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DE015699
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Dental Waterline Cleansing System
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DE015699-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION: The overall objective of this multiphase SBIR project is to develop and market an economical Dental waterline system that prevents biofilm formation and growth. Once a biofilm forms on a wetted surface, microorganisms are continuously released from and recruited to the biofilm, providing a steady stream of potentially pathogenic organisms and endotoxins to the water phase. Dental waterlines are prone to biofilm growth because of their combination of high surface-to-volume ratio, intermittent water flow, and warm indoor temperatures. Contaminated waterlines are a potential source of infection for patients undergoing Dental treatment. The proposed system will utilize electrochemically activated (ECA) water to inhibit bacterial growth and biofilm formation. The system will incorporate a circulation system to automatically clean the waterlines at night when they are not in use. This system can run off of normal municipal water, eliminating the need for a separate water system. The Dental waterline cleansing unit will be totally automated with minimal maintenance requirements. The Phase I work will characterize the conditions required for effective ECA operation and test the efficacy of the process under laboratory conditions. During Phase II, the ADA team will design and build prototype units and demonstrate their performance in Dental offices.

Principal Investigator:

Craig S. Turchi
3037925615
CRAIG.TURCHI@ADATECH.COM

Business Contact:

Clifton Brown
3037925615
CLIFFB@ADATECH.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8100 SHAFFER PARKWAY SUITE 130 LITTLETON, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No