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THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSED TO IMPROVEMENTS IN THE INTERNAL RECHARGEABLE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5013
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSED TO IMPROVEMENTS IN THE INTERNAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEMS (VAS).
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSED TO IMPROVEMENTS IN THE INTERNAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEMS (VAS).THE MAJOR GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN IMPLANTABLE BATTERY THAT IS SUITABLE FOR VAS BACKUP IN TERMS OF STORED ENERGY, POWER, WEIGHT, VOLUME, AND LONG-TERM DURABILITY. THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT FOR THE IMPLANTED BATTERY SYSTEM ISTO PROVIDE ABOUT 9 WATTS OF POWER FOR UP TO 30 MINUTES EACH DAY OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD. THIS TRANSLATES TO ABOUT 800 CYCLES AND 4.5 WH, CONFIGURED AS A 12 V BATTERY FOR PRACTI- CAL REASONS. ALL OF THE BATTERY POWERED SYSTEMS PRESENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT USE COMMERCIAL NICKEL-CADMIUM. AT THE TEMPERATURE THIS APPLICATION (37 TO 40 C), NI-CD CELLS SHOW ENERGY DENSITIES IN THE RANGE OF 13 TO 19 WH/KG. TO IMPROVETHE PERFORMANCE OF THE IMPLANTABLE BATTERY SYSTEM, DEVELOPMENT OF A AG/CD CELL IS PROPOSED. THIS SYSTEM EXHIBITS USABLE ENERGY DENSITIES OF 25 TO 50 WH/KG WITH POTENTIAL FOR BETTER CHARGE ACCEPTANCE AND EFFICIENCY AT 40 C. THE FOCUS OF THIS INVESTIGATION WILL BE IMPROVEMENT OF CYCLE LIFE. THE APPROACH IS BASED PRIMARILY ON THE REDUC- TION OF THE LEVEL OF DISSOLVED SILVER OXIDE, AND THE INTRO- DUCTION OF ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT INORGANIC SEPARATORS. THE PROGRAM ALSO SEEKS TO DEFINE PERFORMANCE OF THE AG-CD SYSTEMAT 40 C.

Principal Investigator:

Larry swette
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6178997270

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner Inc
14 Spring Street Waltham, MA 02254

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