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Company Information:

Company Name: Physcient, Inc.
City: Durham
State: NC
Zip+4: 27705 5822
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (919) 413-7207

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $241,355.00 2
SBIR Phase II $499,986.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Work Softening and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis to Reduce Tissue Trauma during Surgical Retraction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hugh C. Crenshaw, PhD
Award Amount: $99,571.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research develops new technologies to reduce the tissue damage that occurs when a surgeon opens a patient's chest during surgery. Currently, chests are pried open by a surgeon with a simple mechanical jack, called a retractor, which is… More

Automated retraction for thoracotomy: Improved recovery of respiratory function a

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hugh C. Crenshaw
Award Amount: $141,784.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Thoracotomies are common approaches for thoracic surgery. In 2005, approximately 200,000 were performed in the US. Thoracotomy causes significant trauma of the thoracic tissues due to mechanical separation of the ribs t o create surgical access. Immediately… More

SBIR Phase II:Detection and Prevention of Tissue Trauma During Surgical Retraction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hugh C. Crenshaw
Award Amount: $499,986.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a hand-held controller for motor-powered surgical instruments. The controller will enable automated operation of the surgical instrument, including biomechanically informed algorithms, that decrease trauma to tissues during… More