Biopolymers, Inc.

Farmington, CT 06032

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $0.0
First Award Date 08/01/85
Most Recent Award Date 04/01/87

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Picciano Paul T Picciano 3
Benedict Christine V Benedict 2

5 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/87 - 09/30/87

For over thirty years, a major goal of vascular surgery has been to improve bypass surgery through the development of an ideal prosthetic graft. Although saphenous vein is the preferred substrate for occluded small to medium veins, frequently it is unavailable or unsuitable to a great number of patients who need this surgery. Two of the proble...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/29/86 - 03/31/87

Within recent years, it has become recognized that many of the problems experienced in initiating cell cultures in vitro with low seeding densities or newly isolated cells are substrate-related. Specifically, studies have found that many of these problems stem from inadequate surface properties found with plastic and glass tissue culture surfac...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/86 - 09/30/86

The common marine mussel, Mytilus edulis, has evolved a mechanism for permanent attachment to many different surfaces underwater. The key to this animal's adhesive mechanism is a proteinaceous cement, i.e., mussel-adhesive protein, or MAP, which recently has been sequenced. One specific aim of this project is to determine what specific simplif...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/86 - 03/31/87

Considerable effort has been focused on the use of cyanoacrylates for clinical ocular repair as adjuncts to or in lieu of surgical procedures. Through repeated studies, however, these adhesives have proved to be damaging to the eye tissue by causing inflammation, neovascularization and tissue necrosia. As an alternative to cyanoacrylates, this ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 08/01/85 - 01/31/86

Many marine invertebrates produce some form of permanent cement or anchor system for stability in a hazardous environment. These attachment mechanisms must cope with constant fluxes in humidity, temperature, aeration and salinity. It has long been suspected that if scientists could understand the strategies employed by these animals, the knowl...