NEW BIOCOMPATIBLE DIALYSIS MEMBRANES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13797
Amount: $499,965.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1280 Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH, 43537
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Don N Gray
 (419) 891-3030
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
END-STAGE RENAL FAILURE IS TREATED BY AN EXTRACORPOREAL DIALYSIS DEVICE. OVER 250,000 PATIENTS WORLDWIDE ARE MAINTAINED BY SUCH THRICE WEEKLY TREATMENTS. THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN DIALYZER HAS BEEN GREATLY DEPENDENT ON ADVANCES MADE IN POLYMERIC MATERIAL SCIENCE. WHILE THE MODERN DIALYSIS UNIT HAS REACHED A HIGH STATE OF SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY, THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AREAS OF BIOCOMPATIBILITY, SPECIFICALLY COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION, LYMPHOCYTE RESPONSE, AND PLATELET-RELEASING FACTORS. THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE A FAMILY OF HIGHLY BLOOD-BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYMERS FOR THEIR UTILITY AS DIALYSIS MEMBRANES.

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