SURGICAL AND EXAMINATION GLOVE TESTING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
13888
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Horizon Micro-environments
2351 College Station Rd #575, Athens, GA, 30605
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert G Eagon
(404) 546-1268
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE RELIABILITY OF SURGICAL AND EXAMINATION GLOVES HAS BECOME A MAJOR CONCERN AMONG HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AS HIV AND OTHER VIRAL DISEASES HAVE SPREAD. CURRENT TESTING REGULATIONS AND METHODS ARE NOT ADEQUATE TO INSURE THE LEVELOF PROTECTION THAT IS NOW BEING DEMANDED BY THE INDUSTRY. THIS RESEARCH WILL TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF A PRODUCTION TESTUSING VOLATILE HALOGENATED COMPOUNDS TO DETECT AND QUANTIFY LEAKS IN SURGICAL AND EXAMINATION GLOVES. THEORETICAL CALCULATIONS SHOW THAT THESE GASES CAN DETECT HOLES THAT AREONE ORDER OF MAGNITUDE SMALLER THAN VIRUSES. A HALOGEN TRACER GAS TEST COULD PROVIDE A COST-EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE WAY TO TEST SURGICAL AND EXAMINATION GLOVES. THE RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE APPARATUS AND METHODOLOGY TO TEST GLOVES, QUANTIFICATION OF THE TECHNIQUE PARAMETERS, AND PROPOSALS FOR NEW STANDARDS.

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