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ELECTRORETINOGRAPHIC TEST TO MONITOR RETINAL ISCHEMIA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7258
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7258
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LKC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2 PROFESSIONAL DRIVE, SUITE 222 GAITHERSBURG, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ELECTRORETINOGRAPHIC TEST TO MONITOR RETINAL ISCHEMIA
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AN INSTRUMENT THAT WILL GENERATE AND ANALYZE A CLINICAL ELECTRORETINOGRAM AND EXTRACT INFORMATION THAT IS PERTINENT TO ASSESSING RETINAL ISCHEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH RETINAL VASCULAR DISEASE. THIS DEVICE WILL BE CONSIDERABLY EASIER TO OPERATE THAN EXISTING ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS AND WILL PROVIDE RELEVANT, UNAMBIGUOUS INFORMATION TO THE CLINICIAN. THE DEVICE WILL CONSIST OF A GANZFELD PHOTIC STIMULATOR AND CORNEAL ELECTRODE, ASSOCIATED ELECTRONICS, AND A MICROCOMPUTER. A SINUSOIDALLY VARYING PHOTIC STIMULUS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE PATIENT WHILE RECORDING THE ELECTRORETINOGRAM. ALGORITHMS ENCODED IN SOFTWARE WILL DETERMINE IF A VIABLE SIGNAL IS BEING RECORDED AND, IF SO, WILL ESTIMATE THE AMPLITUDE OF THE SIGNAL AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHASE LAG AND FREQUENCY. THESE TWO PARAMETERS WILL BE PRESENTED TO AID THE PHYSICIAN IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO TREAT A PATIENT TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BLINDING EFFECTS OF RETINAL OR IRIS NEOVASCULARIZATION.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Severns Phd
3018401992

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lkc Systems Inc.
2 Professional Drive Suite 222 Gaithersburg, MD 20879

EIN/Tax ID: 521035706
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No