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Advanced Energy Storage Film Capacitors for Automated External Defibrillators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96317
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL099083
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NHLBI
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc.
200 INNOVATION BLVD, STE 237 STATE COLLEGE, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced Energy Storage Film Capacitors for Automated External Defibrillators
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R44HL099083-01
Award Amount: $60,818.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): More than 1000 American die every single day due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which claims more lives than breast cancer, AIDS, and lung cancer combined. The survival from SCA strongly depends on the early defibrilla tion and the probability of survival decreases by 7-10% for every minute of delay in defibrillation. In fact, less than 5% of patients with out-of-hospital SCA can survive to hospitalization. It has been found that automated external defibrillators (AED) c an at least double the overall survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients. In this fast-track SBIR program, Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc. (SPS) proposes to develop low-cost compact film capacitors with ultra-high electrical energy density for portable AED. The advanced capacitors will utilize the recent breakthrough dielectric materials discovered at Penn State University (Zhang et al. Science 280:2101; 313:334; 321:821; and Nature 419:284) and the commercial-scale resin production and thi n film processing technologies developed by SPS. For the same amount of delivered energy, the SPS capacitors will be 80% smaller and 50% cheaper than the current polypropylene (PP) AED capacitors. The advanced SPS film capacitors will shrink the size and r educe the cost of AED, facilitate the deployment of AED in millions of American homes and public buildings, and save thousands of patients with heart arrhythmia problem. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The development of ultra-high energy density capacitor s based on advanced SPS dielectric materials can significantly reduce the size and cost of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). This will enable the deployment of AED in millions of homes of patients with heart arrhythmia problem who are facing the thr eat of delayed defibrillation if AED not available.

Principal Investigator:

Shihai Zhang
8142387400
SZHANG@STRATEGICPOLYMERS.COM

Business Contact:

Ailan Cheng
mcarns@strategicpolymers.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STRATEGIC POLYMER SCIENCES, INC.
STRATEGIC POLYMER SCIENCES, INC. 200 INNOVATION BLVD, STE 237 STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 120437550
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No