ULTRA-LOW FRICTION, BIOCOMPATIBLE COATING FOR GUIDEWIRES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$48,804.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1992
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
19350
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corp
One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Piran Sioshansi
 (617) 275-6000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ION BEAM ASSISTED DEPOSITION (IBAD) WILL BE USED AS A METHOD OF PRODUCING A THIN, ULTRA-LOW (<0.05) COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION FILM OF SILICONE OIL ON STAINLESS STEEL GUIDEWIRES. RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY OTHERS HAS DEMONSTRATED THE POTENTIAL OF SUCH A PROCESS. IN PHASE I, A MATRIX OF ION BEAM PARAMETERS WILL BE USED TO DEPOSIT COATINGS ONTO STEEL COUPONS, AND THE COUPONS WILL BE SCREENED FOR ADHERENCE, FRICTION, AND BIOCOMPATIBLITY.

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