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Porosity Prevention in Prophylactic Membranes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22471
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22471
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANATRACE, INC.
ANATRACE, INC. 26111 Miles Rd Cleveland, OH 44128 5933
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Porosity Prevention in Prophylactic Membranes
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,933.00
 

Abstract:

Latex rubber articles in the form of condoms and gloves are used as barriers against the transmission of infectious diseases. The medical community have identified the use of condoms as an effective means for preventing the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases. Universal precaution procedures for health care workers requires wearing, and changing, latex examination gloves. Formed rubber latex items frequently reduce but do not eliminate completely the possibility of transmission of viruses such as HIV. This proposal suggests a method for coating latex articles with a thin, biologically bland, non-porous polymer to eliminate the possibility of virus transport via micropores in the latex membrane.

Principal Investigator:

Don N. Gray
4198913037

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Anatrace, Inc.
1280 Dussel Dr. Maumee, OH 43537

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