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Development of Pills or Tables to Expedite Water Fluoridation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contract: 200-2014-M-60502
Agency Tracking Number: 200-2014-M-60502
Amount: $105,541.88
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-27
Small Business Information
2420 Old Hwy 60
Mulberry, FL 33860-7212
United States
DUNS: 001904932
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steve  McCarter
 (863) 425-1195
Business Contact
 Steve McCarter
Phone: (863) 425-1195
Research Institution

The development & commercialization of an innovative, simple-to-use, durable & cost-effective system capable of delivering fluoride to small & med-size potable water systems is essential to increase the availability of fluoridated water to 80 percent of the nation's population by 2020 (CDC's Health People goal). To achieve this goal, a research & development Plan has been created using sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6), a traditional fluoridation agent. This plan describes the development & production of tablets containing sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6) that can be conveniently packaged for use with commercially available feeding equipment. Concomitant research & testing will be performed to develop application & performance data that provides product application guidance for those small to mid-size communities seeking a convenient, efficient & cost-effective means of water fluoridation. Fluoridation of potable drinking water has been positively shown to reduce dental caries & significantly improve oral hygiene. An economic analysis has determined that in most communities, every $1 invested in fluoridation saves $38 or more in treatment costs.

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