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Thin Film Magnetic Sensors for Ultrathin Bronchoscope Navigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80033
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL083525
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Thin Film Magnetic Sensors for Ultrathin Bronchoscope Navigation
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HL083525-02
Award Amount: $1,124,245.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Koronis Biomedical Technology Corporation (KBT) proposes to develop a navigation system for ultra-thin bronchoscopes using advanced thin-film magnetic sensor technology. Recent technological innovations in the semicondu ctor processing industry make this program technically achievable at this time. The use of advanced magnetic-based localization technology to provide real-time navigation imaging without fluoroscopic guidance is highly desirable. Such a localization system in an ultra-thin bronchoscope allows an operator to navigate within the periphery of the lung and track the path of a biopsy tool as it approaches a peripheral lesion. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The proposed project relates to the navigation of ultra-thin b ronchoscopes. More than 150,000 solitary pulmonary nodules are reported annually in the US, each of which may indicate the presence of lung cancer. Bronchoscopy is used to locate anomalies in a patient's bronchus and if necessary, take a biopsy. Over 3,000 ,000 bronchoscopies are performed annually worldwide. The majority of target lung lesions are located in the peripheral areas of the lungs where large bronchoscopes cannot reach.

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