PREVENTION OF BIOFILM IN HEMODIALYSIS WATER SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2R44DK056587-02A1
Award Id:
60880
Agency Tracking Number:
DK056587
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BIOMEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORP, 500 SANDAU, STE 200, SAN ANTONIO, TX, 78216
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BAKUL BHATT
() -
Business Contact:
GREGG SIEGEL
(210) 308-0636
GSIEGEL@BIODEVCORP.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (Provided by applicant): Hemodialysis-related infections and adverse patient outcomes continue to be associated with contaminated fluids often arising from biofilm formation in the tubing of hemodialysis systems. Currently available reagents to disinfect fluid delivery lines are either hazardous to humans, unpleasant to work with, environmentally unsafe, or corrosive to expensive hemodialysis equipment at the required contact times. Biomedical Development Corporation is developing a unique disinfectant to improve the quality of water and dialysate circulating through hemodialysis systems. The disinfectant is biocidal against a broad spectrum of organisms and operates as a biofilm reducing agent in clinical water delivery systems. Preliminary studies demonstrate that the disinfectant is an effective antimicrobial, even in the presence of biofilm, is nontoxic, and inexpensive to produce. This study will involve adaptation of the disinfectant for clinical use, and include extensive safety and efficacy testing in preparation for approval and use in hemodialysis fluid delivery systems.

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