COATED METAL PH ELECTRODES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$313,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4958
Agency Tracking Number:
4958
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
375 Quinnipiac Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06513
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Samuel K Agulian
Principal Investigator
(203) 469-8281
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECT OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO CREATE IMPROVED NOBLE METAL OXIDE PH ELECTRODES BY VACUUM SPUTTER- ING. METAL AND REACTIVE SPUTTERING, USED TOGETHER, OFFER THE INVESTIGATORS THE MEANS TO CREATE REPRODUCIBLE COMBINATIONS OF SURFACE FILMS SO THAT ACCURATE, FAST, AND ECONOMICAL ELECTRODES CAN BE REALIZED. AS A DIRECT RESULT, MINIATURE PH ELECTRODES WITH LOW ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, WHICH ALSO RESPOND RAPIDLY TO CHANGES IN PH, MAY BE USED DIRECTLY IN BIOLOGICAL FLUIDS SUCH AS SALIVA, BLOOD, PLASMA,SPINAL FLUID, AND URINE. THE METAL STUDIED IN THIS PHASE I PROJECT WILL BE IRIDIUM. PHASE II WORK MAY OFFER TWO INTERESTING AREAS OF FURTHER INVESTIGATION. THE FIRST WOULDBE THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRODES SMALL ENOUGH TO MEASURE PH INTRACELLULARLY; THE SECOND WOULD BE DEVELOPMENT OF A CLASS OF ELECTRODES DERIVED FROM PH ELECTRODES THAT COULD INDICATE CONCENTRATIONS OF GLUCOSE, UREA, PENICILLIN, AND OTHER COMPOUNDS OF RELEVANCE TO THE HEALTH SCIENCES.

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