STTR Phase I: Magnetohydrodynamic-based Circular Liquid Chromatography

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0611106
Agency Tracking Number: 0611106
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-605
Small Business Information
SFC Fluidics, LLC
535 West Research Blvd, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Prabhu Arumugam
 Dr
 (479) 571-2592
 prabhu.arumugam@sfc-fludics.com
Business Contact
 Mark Wagstaff
Phone: (479) 571-2592
Email: mwagstaff@virtual-incubation.com
Research Institution
 Univ of PA
 Haim H Bau
 3451 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
 (215) 898-8363
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop a magnetohydrodynamically (MHD) based, closed-loop liquid chromatographic (LC) technology. The work will improve on exiting technologies to allow more specific purification of desired materials. Existing LCs consist of a fixed length column that cannot adjust according to the separation task in mind. Using a column bent into a closed loop that has virtual infinite length and should allow one to achieve very precise separations and purification of compounds will alleviate the MHD system. Liquid chromatography is a mature technology that is often used in chemical, biological, and medical laboratories for separation and purification of macromolecules. The shortcomings of fixed length columns have long been recognized. This novel MHD approach will allow for increased separation and thus better purification of such macromolecules for use as research reagents as well as in the drug development market.

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