Infection Inhibiting Urinary Catheter Material

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$72,250.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1 R43 DK46210-01A3,
Agency Tracking Number:
29361
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Whalen Biomedical, Inc.
5 Howland Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark Bowen
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We will develop a new urinary catheter material incorporating an antimicrobial agent that will be rbacteriostatic levels for up to 30 days in a sustained, controlled manner. This will significantly rorganisms associated with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), the most common nosocomial infection relateindwelling catheters and a major contributor to the cost of patient care. The release of an antimicrcatheter may reduce bacterial adherence to the surface of the catheter and inhibit growth in the surof bacterial counts in the urethra should also reduce catheter encrustation. Two antibacterial agentmedical grade silicone rubber in a range of concentrations. The result of this testing should lead tantibacterial release material system suitable for the construction of an infection resistant indwel

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