Microsome

253 Humboldt Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $50K
First Award Date 03/09/90
Most Recent Award Date 02/15/94

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Tickner E Tickner 6

6 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 02/15/94 - 08/15/94
PI: E Tickner

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. There are now many alternative treatments which have been developed and show promise. Successful treatment generally depends upon early diagnosis. Although tumors differ from normal tissue pathologically there are no significant differences in gross physical properties up to the point w...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1993
Budget: 01/01/93 - 12/31/93
PI: E Tickner

THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP PURE CELLULOSE FOAM PRODUCTS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE POPULAR POLYSTYRENE FOAM (PSF) ITEMS SUCH AS CUPS AND TRAYS. THERE IS GROWING PUBLIC CONCERN OVER THE CONTINUAL ACCUMULATION OF NONDEGRADABLE PLASTICS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. WE AS A COUNTRY DISPOSE OF 20 BILLION POUNDS OF PLASTIC ANNUALLY...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/01/92 - 12/31/93
PI: E Tickner

Gelatin Encapsulated Microtubules (GEM) adhere to tumor vessel walls for periods of time up to 10 minutes. Because bubbles are highly echogenic to ultrasound, they act as ultrasonic reflectors and identify the vasculature of tumors. Normal vessels clear bubbles quickly. Thus this time lag between the two permits separation and localization of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 08/05/92 - 01/31/93
PI: E Tickner

Current cancer therapies require the need for preferential killing of malignant cells over normal cells. Hyperthermia offers hope in this area. However, since the body's response to therapy varies from person to person and also varies during treatment as the heat affects the vascular system, it is exceedingly difficult to control temperature du...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 07/01/91 - 06/30/92
PI: E Tickner

Gelatin Encapsulated Microtubules (GEM) adhere to tumor vessel walls for periods of time up to 10 minutes. Because bubbles are highly echogenic to ultrasound, they act as ultrasonic reflectors and identify the vasculature of tumors. Normal vessels clear bubbles quickly. Thus this time lag between the two permits separation and localization of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 03/09/90 - 07/31/90
PI: E Tickner

The purpose of this Phase I SBIR proposal is to develop a 3 micron stabilized microbubble for tumor detection when used in conjunction with ultrasound. This proposal builds on a microbubble technology that originated in 1976 by the PI and has continued since that time. Gelatin encapsulated microbubbles adhere to abnormal vessel walls. Because ...