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A NEW ULTRATHIN ANGIOSCOPE FOR ATHERECTOMY APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19328
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19328
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InterScience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: A NEW ULTRATHIN ANGIOSCOPE FOR ATHERECTOMY APPLICATIONS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,785.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THE RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A DESIGN FOR INNOVATIVE IMAGING INSTRUMENTATION CALLED THE ULTRATHIN ANGIOSCOPE FOR ATHERECTOMY APPLICATIONS. THIS IMAGING DEVICE IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO BE UTILIZED BY CURRENT ATHERECTOMY INSTRUMENTATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HIGH RESOLUTION, 3-DIMENSIONAL, REAL-TIME IN VIVO MONITORING OF THE PROCEDURE. THE MINUTE ANGIOSCOPE WILL BE INSERTED THROUGH THE GUIDEWIRE CHANNEL OF THE ATHERECTOMY INSTRUMENT AND ADVANCED AND RETRACTED AS DIFFERENT LUMENAL VIEWS ARE NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE PROCEDURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS DESIGN IS THE INCREASED INFORMATION IT WILL PROVIDE TO THE PHYSICIAN ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE ARTERIAL SYSTEM IN ADDITION TO THE CURRENTLY USED 2-DIMENSIONAL ANAGIOGRAM. SPECIALLY, IN PHASE I, A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBLITY OF THE OPTICAL PRINCIPLES AND THE OVERALL SYSTEM DESIGN. PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL INCLUDE INSERTION OF THE ANGIOSCOPE THROUGH AN ATHEROCATH IN ORDER TO IMAGE MODEL ARTERIAL LUMENS ONTO A CCD CAMERA. POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS ARE WIDESPREAD FOR SUCH A MINUTE IMAGING SYSTEM. ONCE DEVELOPED THE SYSTEM CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A VARIEY OF CARDIAC INSTRUMENTATION AND PROCEDURES, SUCH AS BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY.

Principal Investigator:

James Castracane
5182837500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Interscience Inc
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY 12180

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