ENHANCED CENTRIFICATION DEVICES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$392,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9328
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way #222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Peterson
(801) 582-8080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IT IS PROPOSED TO APPLY NOVEL ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED CENTRIFUGATION EQUIPMENT. THIS NEW DEVICE WILL USE INCLINED SURFACES IN CONJUNCTION WITH ULTRA-SOUND FORCE FIELDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE SEDIMENTATION. BECAUSE THIS EQUIPMENT CAN PRODUCE EQUIVALENT SEPARATION WITH LOWER ACCELERATIONS (LOWER CENTRIFUGE ROTATIONAL VELOC-ITY), DESIGN OF A PRACTICAL CONTINUOUS-FLOW CENTRIFUGE WITH-OUT A ROTATING SEAL BECOMES PRACTICABLE. THIS PHASE II PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A LOW-COST, DISPOSA- BLE, STERILE, CONTINUOUS-FLOW CENTRIFUGE HEAD THAT CAN BE USED FOR BLOOD CELL HARVESTING, PLASMAPHERESIS, AND CELL WASHING, AN ULTRASOUND-ENHANCED, SWINGING-BUCKET CENTRIFUGEHEAD THAT CAN BE RETROFITTED TO EXISTING CENTRIFUGE EQUIP- MENT WILL ALSO BE DEVELOPED. OTHER APPLICATIONS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE CELL HARVESTING FOR THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND MORE EFFICIENT SEPARATIONS OF EMULSIONS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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