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Continuous BP monitor for dialysis applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85812
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL087476
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
BOX 8175, 3046A BERKMAR DRIVE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906-8175
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Continuous BP monitor for dialysis applications
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL087476-01A1
Award Amount: $99,634.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The need for the continuous monitoring of blood pressure in patients undergoing dialysis is steadily increasing. While the population undergoing dialysis, presently at about 400k in the US, is growing along with the glo bal growth in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, the general health of the dialysis population is declining as increasingly sicker patients undergo the very invasive procedure. In response ETC proposes to develop and test a wireless wrist-worn continuo us blood pressure monitor that will permit the centralized monitoring of patients undergoing dialysis. The device is non-occlusive and utilizes a novel physical model of the radial pulse to determine BP via pulse analysis. The compact design of the device makes patient mobility and wireless connectivity possible. The device's effectiveness in comparison to gold standards will be tested in a clinical study involving 95 normotensive subjects as well as dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

Principal Investigator:

Martin C. Baruch
4342967000
MCBARUCH@COMCAST.NET

Business Contact:

David Gerdt
davidetc@firstva.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION BOX 8175, 3046A BERKMAR DRIVE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906

EIN/Tax ID: 541771015
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No