NEW BIOCOMPATIBLE DIALYSIS MEMBRANES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,965.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
13797
Agency Tracking Number:
13797
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1280 Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH, 43537
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Don N Gray
(419) 891-3030
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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