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A Self-Monitoring Artificial Vascular Graft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65702
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL071359
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DVX, LLC
31 AIRPARK RD Princeton, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Self-Monitoring Artificial Vascular Graft
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL071359-01A1
Award Amount: $99,766.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Development of a self-monitoring graft is the long term goal of this project. Such a graft, rather than being a passive conduit for blood, would measure the blood flowing through it and, if the flow approached levels at which the graft might thrombose, communicate the need for treatment directly to the physician. At present, 60,000 artificial by-pass leg grafts per year are implanted in the USA. Most fail within three years,leading to amputation. By making such grafts "smart grafts" that communicate impending failure, many of these limbs should be saved. Special ultrasound transducers have been developed that can be embedded in the walls of the graft and measure the blood flow passing through the graft. The proposed Phase I work would demonstrate the feasibility of the smart graft by constructing an operating graft with flow-sensing capability, and by analysis show that the associated circuitry and power source could be implanted with 5 year or more life. The Phase II continuation of the program would undertake the fabrication and implantation of prototype smart grafts.

Principal Investigator:

David H. Vilkomerson
6099243590
DV1DVX@COMCAST.NET

Business Contact:


6099243590
Small Business Information at Submission:

DVX, LLC
DVX, LLC BOX 368 KINGSTON, NJ 08528

EIN/Tax ID: 223842187
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No