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Chronic Telemetric Biofluid Flow Monitoring Device

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63254
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
024222
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Integrated Sensing Systems Incorporated
391 Airport Industrial Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48198-7812
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Chronic Telemetric Biofluid Flow Monitoring Device
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC04CA10C
Award Amount: $599,990.00
 

Abstract:

Currently, no method exists for continuously, noninvasively monitoring flow in the vascular and other biofluidic systems. The proposed effort will ultimately develop a stent-based, telemetric, implantable flow monitor. Once implanted, flow data may be read noninvasively through magnetic telemetry, using a compact readout unit. This system will take advantage of state-of-the-art Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology to develop a highly stable device for real-time, noninvasive collection of flow data. The core technology will be based on a high-sensitivity capacitive MEMS pressure sensor developed by ISSYS. The system will be fully spaceworthy, itself being immune to the effects of both microgravity and hypergravity as well as shock and vibration. Phase I for this project demonstrated the feasibility of calculating relative flow rates from measured pressure gradients and provided the framework for obtaining absolute flow. Phase II effort would develop the complete implantable monitor and the associated readout unit capable of measuring both relative and absolute flow rates.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Chimbayo
Principal Investigator
7345479896
alec@mems-issys.com

Business Contact:

Nader Jafi
President/CEO
7345479896
nader@mems-issys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS)
391 Airport Industrial Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48198

EIN/Tax ID: 383221564
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No