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Room Temperature Instrument Sterilization Process

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
25276
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25276
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adelphi Technology, Inc.
2003 E Bayshore Rd Redwood City, CA 94063-4121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Room Temperature Instrument Sterilization Process
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 RR09878-1,
Award Amount: $599,584.00
 

Abstract:

We will develop a new process for sterilizing medical instruments at room temperature. Ourapproach will provide physicians and surgeons with compact equipment capable of sterilizing rigid andflexible endoscopes and other heat sensitive medical instruments in less than 30 minutes. The lack ofa suitable alternative to time-consuming ethylene oxide sterilization has led many physicians to the useof a 10 minute glutaraldehyde disinfection of endoscopes in lieu of sterilization. This practice increasesthe risk of instrument borne transmission of infectious disease between patients. In phase I we willconstruct an experimental disinfection system, measure the sterilant concentration throughout thesterilization cycle, and test the efficacy of the sterilant against a standard microbial challenge.

Principal Investigator:

David Boyers
4153287337

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adelphi Technology Inc.
2181 Park Boulevard Palo Alto, CA 94306

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