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MD & PATIENT ACCEPTANCE OF MICROPROCESSOR DRUG DISPENSER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11041
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11041
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Medical Microsystems Inc.
2180 Kehrs Ridge Dr Clarkson Valley, MO 63005
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: MD & PATIENT ACCEPTANCE OF MICROPROCESSOR DRUG DISPENSER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $25,881.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED MEDICATION DISPENSER THAT EFFECTIVELY ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF PATIENT COMPLIANCE. THIS TECHNOLOGY OFFERS THREE IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS FOR ADDRESSING NONCOMPLIANCE: (1) IT LIMITS PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICATION ACCORDING TO A PRESCRIBED DOSING REGIMEN; (2) IT AUDIBLY AND VISUALLY REMINDS PATIENTS WHEN MEDICATION IS DUE OR PAST DUE; AND (3) IT MONITORS PATIENTS' DISPENSINGHABITS TO ALLOW PHYSICIANS AND PHARMACISTS TO IDENTIFY AND COUNSEL PATIENTS WITH POOR COMPLIANCE HABITS. PHASE I WILL TEST PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE OF THIS TECHNOLOGY BY INTERNAL MEDICINE PATIENTS AND THEIR PHYSICIANS. PHASE II WILL TEST PATIENT AND PHYSICIAN ACCEPTANCE AND ITS UTILITY IN A CLINICAL SETTING FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS BASED ON RESULTS OF THE PHASE I STUDY. PHASE II WILL ENCOMPASS ADDITIONAL CLINICAL SITES AND LARGER NUMBERS OF PATIENTS. SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS FOR MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED MEDICATION DISPENSING (E.G., ELDERLY PATIENTS TAKING MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS, ASTHMATICS, AND HYPERTENSIVES) WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Medical Microsystems Inc
1707 Hawthorne Pl Box 7017 Boulder, CO 80302

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