Room Temperature Instrument Sterilization Process

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$599,584.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1 R43 RR09878-1,
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1996
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
25276
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adelphi Technology Inc.
2181 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 David Boyers
 (415) 328-7337
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We will develop a new process for sterilizing medical instruments at room temperature. Ourapproach will provide physicians and surgeons with compact equipment capable of sterilizing rigid andflexible endoscopes and other heat sensitive medical instruments in less than 30 minutes. The lack ofa suitable alternative to time-consuming ethylene oxide sterilization has led many physicians to the useof a 10 minute glutaraldehyde disinfection of endoscopes in lieu of sterilization. This practice increasesthe risk of instrument borne transmission of infectious disease between patients. In phase I we willconstruct an experimental disinfection system, measure the sterilant concentration throughout thesterilization cycle, and test the efficacy of the sterilant against a standard microbial challenge.

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