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A NEW LITHOTRIPSY CONCEPT: SECTOR SHOCK BEAMING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13805
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13805
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Enig Associates, Inc.
4600 East West Hwy Suite 620 Bethesda, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A NEW LITHOTRIPSY CONCEPT: SECTOR SHOCK BEAMING
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,885.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW, EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK-WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNIQUE EMPLOYING SPHERICAL SECTOR SHOCK WAVES WILL BE EVALUATED WITH RESPECT TO PULVERIZING HUMAN KIDNEY STONES AND DECREASING TISSUE DAMAGE. EXPERIMENTAL COMPARISONS WILL BE MADE WITH A COMMERCIAL-LIKE ELLIPTIC REFLECTOR-TYPE, FOCUSED SHOCK SYSTEM. THESE WILL USE A COMMON ELECTRIC ARC ENERGY SUPPLY, TEST TANK, KIDNEY STONE AND STIMULANT TARGETS, AND TISSUE AND ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION PIEZOELECTRIC-POLYMER SHOCK-PRESSURE-MEASURING INSTRUMENTATION. THE TESTS, DESIGNED TO SIMULATE HUMAN TREATMENT CONDITIONS IN SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT RESPECTS, WILL PROVIDE GENERAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IN CONTROLLED COMPARISON WITH THAT FOR THE MOST WIDELY USED TYPE OF SHOCK-WAVE GENERATOR IN CLINICAL LITHOTRIPTERS TODAY. THE RESULTS WILL PROVIDE THE ESSENTIAL BASE FOR A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II IN VIVO MODEL ANIMAL INVESTIGATION. THIS RESEARCH COULD LEAD TO A MAJOR CHANGE IN THE MODE OF CLINICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR SHARP REDUCTIONS IN PATIENT INJURY, PAIN, AND TREATMENT TIME.

Principal Investigator:

William S Filler
3015934471

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Enig Assoc Inc
11120 New Hampshire Ave #500 Silver Spring, MD 20904

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