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COLONOSCOPY IS RECOGNIZED AS A VALUABLE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR THE DETECTION OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4872
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4872
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CAS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CAS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 44 EAST INDUSTRIAL ROAD BRANFORD, CT 06405
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: COLONOSCOPY IS RECOGNIZED AS A VALUABLE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR THE DETECTION OF DISORDERS OF THE COLON.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,000.00
 

Abstract:

COLONOSCOPY IS RECOGNIZED AS A VALUABLE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR THE DETECTION OF DISORDERS OF THE COLON. HOWEVER, THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT ROUTINELY PERFORMED BECAUSE OF ITS ASSOCIATED COST AND TIME REQUIREMENTS. THE OBJECT OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED METHOD FOR THE INSERTION OF A COLONOSCOPE THAT WOULD REDUCE THE INSERTION PROCEDURE TIME, ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR SPECIALTY TRAINING ON INSERTIONTECHNIQUES, AND REDUCE THE RISK OF TRAUMA TO THE PATIENT. A METHOD IS PROPOSED TO EMPLOY THE EXISTING EVERTING TUBE TECHNOLOGY, AS DEMONSTRATED IN MODERN CATHETER INSERTION TECHNIQUES, IN THE DESIGN OF A FLUID-CONTROLLED, TIP ADVANCEMENT DEVICE. THE ADVANTAGES OF A MECHANISM THAT WOULD PULL THE SCOPE INWARD FROM ITS FORWARD TIP INSTEAD OF PUSHING IT FROM ITS END INCLUDE INCREASED CONTROL AND MANEUVERABILITY OF THE TIP AS WELL AS REDUCED INJURY FROM FORCES APPLIED AT THE DISTAL END OF THE SCOPE. THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPES AND THE EVALUATION OF THESE DEVICES FOR MANIPULATION THROUGH AN ANATOMICAL MODEL ARE PROPOSED FOR PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM. FAVORABLE TEST RESULTS DURING PHASE I WILL BE THE BASIS FOR CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF THE SYSTEM ON ANIMAL AND HUMAN SUBJECTS DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Karen m duffy
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
2034886056

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cas Medical Systems Inc
29 Business Park Drive Branford, CT 06405

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