NEW BIOCOMPATIBLE DIALYSIS MEMBRANES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$499,965.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1993
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
13797
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anatrace Inc.
1280 Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH, 43537
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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