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ENHANCED POWER FOR ASSISTED BLOOD CIRCULATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60374
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL069556
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street Newport, DE 19804-2410
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: ENHANCED POWER FOR ASSISTED BLOOD CIRCULATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL069556-01A1
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Total Artificial Heart (TAH) and related devices (e.g., ventricular assist device) are emerging that provide the potential for almost unlimited patient mobility and near-normal lifestyle for the patient. The new devices being developed are totally implantable, self-contained (battery is external), electrically driven systems. However, the power and energy density requirements of the new devices are high and in many cases exceed the best battery technology available today. The proposed research in this program seeks to develop novel primary batteries with three times the energy density of existing primary batteries. In Phase I we will demonstrate feasibility of enhanced battery components and obtain participation of major battery manufacturer. In Phase II we will integrate enhanced battery components into prototype battery and demonstrate improved performance compared to conventional batteries. In Phase I we will demonstrate feasibility of enhanced battery components as well as enhanced performance of laboratory batteries. In Phase II we will integrate enhanced battery components into prototype batteries and in field tests demonstrate improved performance compared to controls. Both phase I and Phase II programs will be enhanced by our recent addition of both commercial battery partner and commercial blood pump expert.

Principal Investigator:

John J. Bowser
3029997996
JBOWSER@COMPACTMEMBRANE.COM

Business Contact:

Nadiine Cragg-lester
3029997996
SNEMSER@COMPACTMEMBRANE.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.
325 WATER STREET WILMINGTON, DE 18904

EIN/Tax ID: 510348256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No