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AN ATRAUMATIC TRACHEAL TUBE FOR PULMONARY VENTILATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13943
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13943
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Heritage Medical Products
4510 Mt Carmel Rd Hampstead, MD 21074
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: AN ATRAUMATIC TRACHEAL TUBE FOR PULMONARY VENTILATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,382.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED TRACHEAL TUBE. THIS TRACHEAL TUBE WILL ELIMINATE THE COMPLICATIONS OF TRACHEOMALACIA, STENOSIS, FULL-THICKNESS EROSION OF THE TRACHEAL WALL WITH ARTERY HEMORRHAGE, OR TRACHEO-ESOPHAGEAL FISTULAE. THESE COMPLICATIONS OCCUR WHEN THE PRESSURE IN THE CUFF NECESSARY FOR OPTIMAL GAS EXCHANGE IN THE LUNGS EXCEEDS THE CAPILLARY BLOOD FLOW TO THE TISSUES OF THE TRACHEA. THE TUBE'S CUFF, WHEN INFLATED, WILL HOLD A THIN CUSHION OF AIR AGAINST THE TRACHEAL WALL AND CREATE A SEAL. AS AIRWAY PRESSURE INCREASES DURING THE INSPIRATORY PHASE OF VENTILATION, THE CUFF'S PRESSURE AGAINST THE TRACHEAL TISSUEWILL BE DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO THE AIRWAY PRESSURE. DURING EXPIRATION, THE PRESSURE RECEDES. THIS AVOIDS THE CONTINUOUS HIGH CUFF PRESSURE PRESENTLY REQUIRED IN SOME PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF THE LUNGS AND PROVIDES INTERMITTENT TISSUE PRESSURE.

Principal Investigator:

Everard F Cox
3012398276

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Heritage Medical Products
4510 Mt Carmel Rd Hampstead, MD 21074

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