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NOVEL BIOELECTRODE FOR NEUROSCIENCE APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11361
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11361
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AST PRODUCTS, INC.
AST PRODUCTS, INC. 9 LINNELL CIR BILLERICA, MA 01821
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: NOVEL BIOELECTRODE FOR NEUROSCIENCE APPLICATIONS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,994.00
 

Abstract:

A NOVEL BIOELECTRODE WILL BE FABRICATED FROM CONDUCTING POLYMERS. UNDER PROPER CONDITIONS, THIS BIOELECTRODE CAN BEELECTROCHEMICALLY REDUCED WITH RESULTING INCORPORATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS, SUCH AS ACETYLCHOLINE, -AMINOBUTYRATE, DOPAMINE, OR GLUTAMATE, INTO THE POLYMER MATRIX OF THE BIOELECTRODE. THE NEUROTRANSMITTER CAN REMAIN ENTRAPPED WITHIN THE CONDUCTING POLYMER MATRIX WHEN THE BIOELECTRODE IS KEPT AT A PROPER POTENTIAL. WHEN THE BIOELECTRODE IS KEPT AT A PROPER POTENTIAL. WHEN THE BIOELECTRODE IS STIMULATED BY AN ELECTRIC PULSE, THE ENTRAPPED NEUROTRANSMITTER CAN BE RELEASED FROM THE POLYMER MATRIX. THE NOVEL ELECTRODE DESCRIBED HERE IS THE PROTOTYPE FOR A DEVICE THAT COULD BE USED TO DELIVER SMALL AMOUNTS OF BIOMEDICALLY INTERESTING MATERIALS TO SPECIFIC LOCATIONS AT SPECIFIC TIMES.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Surface Technology
12 Clematis Ave Waltham, MA 02154

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