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Compact, Electronic Blood Irradiator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85361
Agency Tracking Number: 91548
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 59 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000350
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xiaodong Ding
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: Dr.
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

Blood irradiators are commonly used around the world to treat blood to prevent transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, a possible side effect to transfusions. Most blood irradiators currently use Cs-137, which is a highly dangerous radioactive substance. The National Research Council has recommended the replacement of such high-activity sources with alternative technologies, in order to prevent them from falling into the hands of terrorists for use in a Radiological Dispersal Device (¿dirty bomb¿). This project will develop a novel, compact, low-cost accelerator ¿ the MicroLinac ¿ for use in blood irradiators in order to effectively replace Cs-137 in such devices. In Phase I, the accelerator will be designed to match the dose rate and uniformity of a typical Cs-137 irradiator. In Phase II, a prototype device will be built and tested. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee Approximately 5,000 devices containing 55,000 high-activity radionuclide sources are in use in the United States today in applications such as blood irradiation, medical research, industrial radiography, and oil well logging. The MicroLinac would be a feasible replacement for many of these sources, reducing the use of radioisotopes and increasing our nation¿s nuclear security

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