SBIR Phase I: Chlorhexidine Releasing Superhydrophobic Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,939.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0740703
Award Id:
88315
Agency Tracking Number:
0740703
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1000 Westgate Drive, Saint Paul, MN, 55114
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148070860
Principal Investigator:
KristinTaton
PhD
(651) 209-9757
ktaton@isurtec.com
Business Contact:
KristinTaton
PhD
(651) 209-9757
ktaton@isurtec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop super hydrophobic coatings for endotracheal tubes that can deliver antimicrobial drugs as well. The coatings and the process to coat the surfaces are proprietary, but the technology, if successful, may provide a method for minimizing infections that are associated with long term placement of the tubes. Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a significant problem in mechnically ventilated patients. Development of antimicrobial surfaces for the ventilation tube is likely to have a significant beneficial effect in this area by reducing the incidence of VAP and the morbidity and mortality associated with such infections. Moreover, the technology is likely to have applications in other circumstances and once developed, such surfaces could be used to give other material such as venous cannulae that are placed into hospitalized patients for extended periods antibacterial properties.

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