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Systems Engineering Design of Room Respiration Calorimeters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94127
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR026200
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MEI RESEARCH
4210 GLEN PARK RD SAINT LOUIS PARK, MN 55416-4758
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Systems Engineering Design of Room Respiration Calorimeters
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR026200-01
Award Amount: $357,159.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Energy imbalance is a major health problem in the US that is related to poor quality of life and increases the risk of several diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Room respiration calorimete rs are the standard for long-term and high resolution measurements of energy expenditure and substrate oxidation. Yet, room calorimeters aren't available to many physiologists and physicians who would like to use them because they have to build their own. Devicix plans to apply rigorous systems engineering methods to design a calorimeter that is validated as reliable and efficient. Our goals are to maximize performance and minimize the financial and operational burdens to purchase, install and operate a roo m calorimeter. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Whole-body respiration calorimeters are an important tool for research into the causes and treatments of overweight and poor nutrition. Ever since these calorimeters were first used more than 100 years ago investigat ors have had to build their own. This Lab- to-Market project will optimize the performance and reduce the cost of a whole-body calorimeter design and make them available as a commercial product.

Principal Investigator:

Jon K. Moon
9524005832
JMOON@MEINERGY.COM

Business Contact:

Moon J. K
jmoon@meinergy.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MEI RESEARCH, LTD
MEI RESEARCH, LTD 7680 Executive Dr Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 141184046
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Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No