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TISSUE CULTURE MEDIA ARE CURRENTLY SUPPLIED IN STERILE LIQUID AND NONSTERILE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3181
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3181
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Biorganics, Inc.
908 Niagara Falls Blvd. N. Tonawanda, NY 14120
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: TISSUE CULTURE MEDIA ARE CURRENTLY SUPPLIED IN STERILE LIQUID AND NONSTERILE POWDERED FORMS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

TISSUE CULTURE MEDIA ARE CURRENTLY SUPPLIED IN STERILE LIQUID AND NONSTERILE POWDERED FORMS. THERE IS A NEED TO DEVELOP STERILE POWDERED MEDIA. ALTHOUGH THE LIQUID FORM PROVIDES CONVENIENCE, IT HAS SEVERAL DRAWBACKS: SHORT SHELF LIFE, BATCH-TO-BATCH VARIABILITY, VULNERABILITY TO TEMPERATURE EXTREMES, CONTAINER DAMAGE AND CONTAMINATION, COSTLY REFRIGERATED STORAGE, AND HIGH UNIT PURCHASING AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS. USE OF POWDERED MEDIA RESOLVES THESE DEFICIENCIES. HOWEVER, POWDERED MEDIA REQUIRE STERILIZATION. PRESENT METHODS, USING EITHER AUTOCLAVING OR FILTRATION OF SOLUBILIZED POWDER, ALSO HAVE SERIOUS DISADVANTAGES, SUCH AS HEAT LABILITY OF CERTAIN COMPONENTS, AND FILTER MEMBRANE FAILURE. CHEMICAL STERILANTS HAVE ALSO PROVEN UNSATISFACTORY. PHASE I FUNDS ARE SOUGHT TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF RENDERING THESE POWDERS STERILE. THESE MEDIA, WHICH WOULD BE PACKAGED IN A UNIQUELY CONSTRUCTED, LIGHT-WEIGHT CONTAINER, WOULD BE STABLE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OVER A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE. INITIAL STUDIES WOULD INCLUDE STERILIZATION METHODOLOGY, MICROBIAL EVALUATION, CONTAINER DEVELOPMENT, AND PERFORMANCE TESTING OF THE MEDIA. ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE TO THIS CONCEPT HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM COMMERCIAL INTERESTS, BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN, WITH PARTICULAR POTENTIAL SEEN FOR FOREIGN TRADE.

Principal Investigator:

Donald e. tartock
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
7166951020

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Biorganics, Inc.
908 Niagara Falls Blvd. N. Tonawanda, NY 14120

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