THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO ANALYZE, IN DETAIL, THE INTERACTION OF PULSED CO2 LASERS WITH BIOLOGICAL TISSUE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,971.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3093
Agency Tracking Number:
3093
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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n/a
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Research Park, P.o. Box 3100, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MERLIN G. MILLER
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(617) 475-9030
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO ANALYZE, IN DETAIL, THE INTERACTION OF PULSED CO2 LASERS WITH BIOLOGICAL TISSUE. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON DETERMINING THE MOST IMPORTANT PARAMETERS WHICH CONTROL THE DEPTH AND RATE OF INCISION AND DAMAGE TO THE SURROUNDING TISSUE. TWO TISSUE DAMAGE MECHANISMS WILL BE INVESTIGATED: THERMAL AND PRESSURE EFFECTS. THE FORMER RESULTS FROM THE RESIDUAL ENERGY DEPOSITED IN THE TISSUE AND THE HIGH TEMPERATURES WHICH OCCUR IN THE VAPOR ABOVE THE SURFACE. THE LATTER RESULTS FROM THE RAPID VAPORIZATION AND ASSOCIATED HIGH VAPOR TEMPERATURES WHICH OCCUR WHEN HIGH INTENSITY PULSED LASERS ARE EMPLOYED. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE RESULTS AND UNDERSTANDING ACHIEVED DURING THIS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR OPTIMIZING THE DESIGN OF LASER SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND TECHNIQUES WHICH MINIMIZE TISSUE DAMAGE WHILE PROVIDING APPROPRIATE INCISION DEPTHS AND RATES.

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