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EXOSCOPE SYSTEM FOR LASER-WELDING BOWEL ANASTOMOSES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7228
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7228
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lasersurge Inc
Box 20333 Rochester, NY 14602
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: EXOSCOPE SYSTEM FOR LASER-WELDING BOWEL ANASTOMOSES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $470,219.00
 

Abstract:

THE USE OF LASER ENERGY TO WELD TISSUE AND TO CREATE SUTURELESS ANASTOMOSES HAS GREAT POTENTIAL. MANY LASER-WELDED TISSUES CAN WITHSTAND PHYSIOLOGIC STRESS WITHOUT WEAKENING AND HEAL WITH GOOD RESTORATION OF FUNCTION. INVESTIGATORS HAVE WELDED BOWEL IN RABBITS AND RATS. LASERSURGE, INC. IS DEVELOPING A UNIQUE, PATENTED, FIBEROPTIC SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES FOR THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION OF LASER ENERGY TO INTRACORPORAL TISSUE SITES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SUTURELESS ANASTOMOSES OF HOLLOW ORGANS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO FACILITATE THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF THE EXOSCOPE SYSTEM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BOWEL END-TO-END ANASTOMOSES. USING ND:YAG LASER ENERGY AND RABBITS, THE FEASIBILITY, STRENGTH, AND EFFICIENCY OF SMALL INTESTINAL, EXOSCOPE-WELDED ANASTOMOSES (N=70) WILL BE COMPARED TO STANDARD SUTURED ANASTOMOSES (N=35). USING DOG COLON, 18 WELDED ANASTOMOSES WILL BE COMPARED TO 6 SUTURED AND 6 STAPLED ANASTOMOSES. POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES OF EXOSCOPE SYSTEM LASER-WELDING RANGE FROM MINIMAL INFLAMMATION WITH FEWER STRICTURES AND ADHESIONS TO AUTOMATED PRECISION WITH DIMINISHED SURGICAL TIME. ONCE FULLY DEVELOPED AND COMMERCIALIZED, LASERSURGE, INC.'S PROPRIETARY BOWEL EXOSCOPE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY COULD GAIN WORLDWIDE ACCEPTANCE AS A HUMAN SURGICAL TECHNIQUE.

Principal Investigator:

Jude S Sauer Md
7164611689

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lasersurge Inc.
Po Box 20333 Rochester, NY 14602

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