AN IMPROVED CARBON MONOXIDE ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTOR IS PROPOSED FOR VALIDATING SMOKING BEHAVIOR AND DEMONSTRATING THE HEALTH RISK OF SMOKING.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4798
Agency Tracking Number:
4798
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DAVID L WILLIAMS
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(617) 899-7270
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN IMPROVED CARBON MONOXIDE ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTOR IS PROPOSED FOR VALIDATING SMOKING BEHAVIOR AND DEMONSTRATING THE HEALTH RISK OF SMOKING. THE PROPOSED POTENTIODYNAMIC MEASUREMENT SHOULD BE UNAFFECTED BY GASES AND VAPORS THAT ARE OFTEN FOUND IN A SMOKER'S BREATH (H2S, ETHANOL, ACETONE,ETC.). THESE COMPOUNDS WOULD BE EXPECTED TO INTERFERE IN A STANDARD (SINGLE-POTENTIAL) MEASUREMENT OF CO. THESE PHASE I RESULTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONFIRM PRELIMINARY RESULTS THAT DEMONSTRATED INSTRUMENT LINEARITY WITH CO PARTIAL PRESSURE. MATERIALS AND ELECTROCHEMICAL PARAMETERS WILL BE CHOSEN TO MINIMIZE OR ELIMINATE THE EFFECT OF POTENTIALLY INTERFERING SUBSTANCES. IF THIS WORK IS SUCCESSFUL, PHASE II WILL BE DEVOTED TO IMPROVING THE INSTRUMENTATION AND VALIDATING THE METHOD IN CLINICAL STUDIES. PHASE III WOULD BE USED TO COMMERCIALIZE THE INSTRUMENTATION.

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