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NOVEL PUMP FOR TIDAL FLOW EXTRACORPOREAL SUPPORT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55677
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44HL061073-02
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc.
3550 West Liberty Suite 3 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: NOVEL PUMP FOR TIDAL FLOW EXTRACORPOREAL SUPPORT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (Unedited Applicant's Abstract):Extracorporeal Circulation is used in several blood treatment applications, including hemodialysis, respiratory support, and blood warming/cooling. These procedures usually require two vascular access sites; one for draining blood and the other returning treated blood. The blood treatment applications can also be performed using a single cannula in a tidal flow arrangement that alternately drains and infuses a volume of blood. The use of a single cannula system has considerable cost and safety advantages over the current two-cannula system. The Baxter MetaPlus Pump possesses safety features that make it the only commercially available pump suitable for use in a single cannula, tidal flow configuration. A tidal flow extracorporeal blood pump (T-Pump) will be developed in the form of an auxiliary electronic controller and clamp assembly designed to be used in conjunction with the MetaPlus pump. A novel clamp configuration and flow control algorithm will be employed to increase safety and efficacy, and allow the system to adapt to changes in patient blood flow/pressure conditions. Phase II research will include refinement of control software, design of a control console, modification of clamp design, extensive evaluation in vivo, and packaging of the system. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not Available

Principal Investigator:

Scott I. Merz

Business Contact:


7349959089
MERZ@MC3CORP.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

MC-THREE, INC.
3550 W LIBERTY RD, STE 3 ANN ARBOR, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 382667222
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No