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Measurement of O-phthalaldehyde (OPA) by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Post Column Derivatization

NASA-Stennis Space Center, MS, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A simple, inexpensive, NIST traceable process. OPA quantitated in water-based liquids using high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) method combined with post-column derivatization. Does not require hazardous chemicals nor has a hazardous waste stream to discard. Developed for International Space Station to replace a proprietary process made unavailable to NASA.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 9

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Safer process that does not involve the use of toxic compounds or solvents and research shows that other methods use hydrazine, sulfuric acid, methylene chloride and other organic solvents. Therefore it should be a welcome innovation to the market that uses this type of process, i.e. disinfecting medical instruments.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 324

Website: http://technology.nasa.gov/search/patent/SSC

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Looking for: Development / License Partners