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Energy Efficient Oxygen Concentrator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96319
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL099105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NHLBI
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
6901 E FISH LAKE RD, STE 190 MAPLE GROVE, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Energy Efficient Oxygen Concentrator
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL099105-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary/Abstract This project will improve the energy efficiency of home oxygen concentrators for patients on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and save energy costs for the patients. The number of patients on LTO T is estimated to be 1.2 million. The cost of electricity can vary from one region, to another so it is difficult to determine the exact monthly cost of electricity to an oxygen patient. However, the energy usage for the average concentrator is similar to a refrigerator. Medical insurance does not reimburse for the cost of electricity used by the patient. These costs can be significant to the elderly on fixed incomes and patients at or below the poverty line. The phase I project will show the feasibility of advanced closed-loop control of the oxygen concentrator to improve energy efficiency. This SBIR responds to the NIH program announcement titled: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy System Technology Research and Development. This PA is a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Project Narrative Approximately 1.2 million Americans are receiving long-term oxygen therapy in their homes. Most outpatient oxygen concentrators are designed to be inexpensive t o manufacture.

Principal Investigator:

Gary D. Havey
7634634814
GHAVEY@AME-CORP.COM

Business Contact:

Tom Hendrickson
thendrickson@ame-corp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 6901 E FISH LAKE RD, STE 190 MAPLE GROVE, MN 55369

EIN/Tax ID: 141169382
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No