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Magnetic Targeting for Insertion of Distal Screws into Intramedullary Nails

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88818
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AR055419
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #188 Maple Grove, MN 55369-5457
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Magnetic Targeting for Insertion of Distal Screws into Intramedullary Nails
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AR055419-01A1
Award Amount: $132,011.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many techniques to assist surgeons to locate and drill holes in long-bone intramedullary nail (IMN) fixation devices have been investigated over the past 2 decades. None have been successful in speeding surgery, simpli fying procedures or increasing implant performance without creating other problems (radiation exposure, cost, complexity). Koronis Biomedical Technologies (KBT) proposes a system based on giant magneto resistive (GMR) technology that provides more precise location capability than other current methods. In this Phase I SBIR program, KBT will design and prototype a magnetic targeting system used to insert screws into the distal holes of intramedullary nails. The proposed system will allow an orthopedic surgeo n to easily and quickly locate the distal holes, align the position of the drill/screw from outside the bone with the holes and orient the drill/screw with the axis of the two opposing holes in the nail. The proposed program uses solid-state thin-film gian t magneto-resistive (GMR) magnetic field sensors to reduce the size, increase the performance, and decrease the cost of a magnetic targeting system. GMR sensors are very inexpensive to manufacture and are exquisitely sensitive to magnetic fields relative t o their very small volume. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVENCE: Koronis Biomedical Technologies proposes a magnetic targeting system used to insert screws into the distal holes of intramedullary nails using solid-state thin-film giant magneto-resistive (GMR) sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:


plichter@koronisbiotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 6901 E. Fish Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369

EIN/Tax ID: 411943230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No