COST-EFFECTIVE BULK STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS WITH NEW LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATORS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,949.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17408
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Science Research Laboratory
15 Ward St, Somerville, MA, 02143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Zing Chen
Senior Research Scientist
(617) 547-1122
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY (SRL) IS DEVELOPING NEW, COMPACT LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATOR (LIA) TECHNOLOGY WHICH OFFERS MANY ADVANTAGES FOR BULK STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS. THESE ACCELERATORS ARE RELIABLE AND SIGNIFICANTLYLESS EXPENSIVE THAN ELECTROSTATIC OR RF ACCELERATORS. IN ADDITION, SRL INDUCTION ACCELERATOR ARE SCALABLE TO AVERAGE ELECTRON BEAM POWERS OF MORE THAN 800 KW AT BEAM ENERGIES RANGING FROM 5-10 MEV, PROVIDING AN AVERAGE OF 100 KW OF REPETITIVELY PULSED, HIGH DOSE RATE X-RAY FLUX. AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM AND CONCURRENT DESIGN STUDYWILL BE CARRIED OUT FOR PHASE I. AN EXPERIMENT TO DEMONSTRATE EFFICIENT STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCT USINGHIGH DOSE RATE RADIATION FROM AN EXISTING LIA IS PLANNED. IN ADDITION, A STUDY WILL EXPLORE ELECTRON BEAM TRANSPORT AND X-RAY TARGET DESIGNS FOR PRODUCTION OF A UNIFORM X-RAY RADIATION FIELD FOR A DEFINITIVE STERILIZATION EXPERIMENT TOBE PERFORMED IN PHASE II.

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