LASER PLUME ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,878.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
13856
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Antropix Corp
46 W Wedgewood, Woodlands, TX, 77381
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Leif G Fredin
(713) 363-7970
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IT IS PLANNED TO DEVELOP A LASER PLUME ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM THAT IS SUITABLE FOR QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENTS ON POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TISSUE ABLATION BY-PRODUCTS SUCH AS TOXIC VAPOR SPECIES IN LASER PLUMES GENERATED BY LASER SURGERY PROCEDURES. IN PHASE I, CANDIDATE LASER PLUME ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS WILL BE EVALUATEDFOR THEIR UTILITY IN MEASURING TISSUE ABLATION BY-PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY ARGON FLUORIDE (ARF) EXCIMER LASER ANTERIOR KERATOMILEUSIS OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN CORNEA SPECIMENS. THE CANDIDATE LASER PLUME ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS INCLUDE: (1) SPECTROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF PLUME VAPOR SPECIES, THEIR EMISSION SPECTRA, AND THE DOSES OF PHOTOTOXIC FLUORESCENCE EMISSIONS ABSORBED BY THE RETINA AND OTHER OCULAR STRUCTURES; (2) A LASER PROBE ATTENUATION SYSTEM FOR SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHARACTERIZATION OF DEBRIS PARTICLES; AND (3) A MASS SPECTROMETER SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF RELATIVE ABUNDANCES OF PLUME VAPOR SPECIES. ARF EXCIMER LASER ANTERIOR KERATOMILEUSIS EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED USING LASER PARAMETERS IDENTICAL TO THOSE PRESENTLY BEING EVALUATED IN CLINICAL TRIALS. IN PHASE II, SELECTED LASER PLUME ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND OPTIMIZED FOR RESEARCH AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS. ISSUES RELATED TO ROUTINE AND DEPENDABLE USE IN A CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT WILL BE ADDRESSED.

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