DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT CHAMBER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$42,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7185
Agency Tracking Number:
7185
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
53 East Rogues Path, Huntington, NY, 11746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GARY R PAPAS
(516) 673-3333
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A MECHANICAL DEVICE THAT WILL PROVIDE COMPLETE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, HUMIDITY, STERILITY, PH, GASEOUS ATMOSPHERE, AND LIGHT RAYS) FOR BIOLOGICAL OR INDUSTRIAL SPECIMENS UNDER MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION. CONTROLS WILL BE MAINTAINED EVEN DURING PERIODS OF PHYSICAL MANIPULATION OF THE SPECIMEN AND DURING MICROSCOPIC OBSERVATION THROUGH OPTICALLY CLEAR LENSES INHERENT IN THE DESIGN OF THE DEVICE. AMERICAN BOREMENE, INC. WILL WORK WITH NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TO DEVELOP THIS DEVICE. THE AIM IS TO DEVELOP A FUNCTIONAL DEVICE FROM A PROTOTYPE. SPECIFICALLY,THE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTROLLED CHAMBER WILL BE USED FOR THE INCUBATION OF AND COMPLETE CONTROL OVER A PARTICULAR SPECIMEN: FERTILIZED MAMMALIAN OVUM. METHODOLOGY WILL INCLUDE DESIGNS BASED ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICALPRINCIPLES, CONSIDERATION OF EXISTENT TECHNOLOGY, AND RESPONSIVENESS TO INPUT FROM THE MEDICAL SECTOR. THE DEVICE WILL BE TESTED AS TO ITS ABILITY TO MAINTAIN ENVIRONMENTS AGAINST CURRENT LABORATORY TECHNIQUES WITH EXPERIMENTS INVOLVING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION OF MICE. THERE IS NO TECHNOLOGY THAT PROVIDES FOR COMPLETE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL IN AN ECONOMICAL FORMAT THAT CAN BE EASILY MANAGED ON THE STAGE OF A MICROSCOPE. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS THAT WILL RESULT FROM SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH INCLUDE AN INCREASE IN THE ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY OF ANY EXPERIMENT REQUIRING ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, A MEANS OF PROTECTING RESEARCHERS FROM HOSTILE ORGANISMS OR NOXIOUS MATERIALS, AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE SUCCESS RATE OF HUMAN IN VITRO FERTILIZATION, AND ENERGY-COST REDUCTION DURING THE CRACKING OF PETROLEUM.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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