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RAPID PATENCY ASSESSMENT OF DIALYSIS VASCULAR ACCESS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60832
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DK059685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: RAPID PATENCY ASSESSMENT OF DIALYSIS VASCULAR ACCESS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DK059685-01A1
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

Vascular access for renal dialysis is a lifeline for about 120,000 patients in the United States. Detection of access compromise is critical for optimal management. The proposed seeks to develop a new method for early and accurate detection of decreased access patency. The essential hypothesis is that vascular compromise alters blood flow turbulence resulting in diagnostic vibration ("acoustic") changes detectable at the skin surface. The proposed technology is based on computerized analysis of signals from "electronic stethoscopes" placed on the patient?s forearm. This is not an imaging technology. Rather, it is a much less expensive, yet potentially powerful method for immediate and safe diagnosis. Phase 1 research will test feasibility by studying fifteen human subjects before and after vascular access angioplasty. If successful, the novel device would have significant commercial potential with purchase by renal dialysis units and radiology departments. A much larger potential market may exist as the knowledge garnered in this effort is later applied to other vascular applications such as stroke prevention, renal artery stenosis detection, femoral-popliteal bypass graft salvage, and to early diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Principal Investigator:

Hansen A. Mansy
3129425000
HMANSY@RUSH.EDU

Business Contact:

Hussein Mansy
8473322217
HMANSY@RUSH.EDU
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOMEDICAL ACOUSTICS RESEARCH COMPANY
BIOMEDICAL ACOUSTICS RESEARCH CO 719 FOREST AVE EVANSTON, IL 60202

EIN/Tax ID: 364250483
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No