STTR Phase I: Magnetohydrodynamic-based Circular Liquid Chromatography

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0611106
Award Id:
80156
Agency Tracking Number:
0611106
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
535 West Research Blvd, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Prabhu Arumugam
Dr
(479) 571-2592
prabhu.arumugam@sfc-fludics.com
Business Contact:
Mark Wagstaff
(479) 571-2592
mwagstaff@virtual-incubation.com
Research Institute:
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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