SOLICITATION ON THE SUBJECT OF DENTAL ANESTHESIA.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$37,088.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Atmospheric Health Sciences
152 Parsonage Hill Road, P.o. Box 307, Short Hills, NJ, 07078
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
William J. Spaven
(201) 379-3141
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SOLICITATION ON THE SUBJECT OF DENTAL ANESTHESIA. THE MAIN OBEJECTIVE IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A PORTABLE, SELF-CONTAINED BATTERY OPERATED LASER BIOSTIMULATOR (LSB) TO ALLEVIATE DENTAL PAIN BY SEMI SKILLED DENTAL AUXILLARY PERSONNEL ESPECIALLY IN THE BATTLEFIELD. THE PROPOSED EFFORT ENCOMPASSES THREE TASKS: 1) DESIGN, BUILD AND CHECK OUT THE ELECTRICAL AND SAFETY FEATURES ON THE LBS UNIT, 2) DEFINE OPTIMUM LASER INSTRUMENTPARAMETERS, AND 3) CONDUCT A PILOT STUDY ON HUMAN VOLUNTEERSTO ESTABLISH THE OPTIMUM LASER CONDITIONS FOR DENTAL PAIN CONTROL. BY THE END OF PHASE I IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT WE WILL HAVE "HANDS-ONS" EXPERIENCE TO IMPROVE AND MODIFY THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT. THIS EXPERIENCE WILL HELP DESIGN FURTHERRESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR PHASE II WHICH WILL ALSO ENTAIL FURTHER EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS AND HUMANS. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE II WILL LEAD TO THE ANTICIPATED COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE LBS UNITS.

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