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CARDIAC OUTPUT\BLOOD GAS ANESTHESIA MONITOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16677
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16677
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MEDICAL PHYSICS, INC.
MEDICAL PHYSICS, INC. 825 NORTH 300 WEST, STE 420 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84103
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: CARDIAC OUTPUT\BLOOD GAS ANESTHESIA MONITOR
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

DURING MOST SURGICAL PROCEDURES THE PATIENT IS PARALYZED AND MUST DEPEND COMPLETELY ON THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST TO MAINTAIN SUCH VITAL PHYSIOLOGIC FUNCTIONS AS BREATHING AND HEART RATE. IT IS THEREFORE NOT SURPRISING THAT WITH RELATIVELY FEW EFFECTIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORS AVAILABLE TO THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST, THE FREQUENCY OF MISHAPS IS HIGH. OF THE APPROXIMATELY 20 MILLION SURGICAL PROCEDURES PREFORMED ANNUALLY IN THIS COUNTRY, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 6,000 PEOPLE DIE OR BECOME SERIOUSLY DISABLED AS A RESULT OF THE ANESTHETIC PROCEDURE. ANESTHESIA MONITORING CAN BE DIVIDED INTO 1) MONITORS WHICH PRIMARILY CHECK THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ANESTHESIA DELIVERY SYSTEM AND 2) MONITORS WHICH ARE AIMED AT MEASURING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ANESTHETICS THE CARDIOPULMONARY STATUS OF THE PATIENT. THE GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO EXTEND THE CAPABILITIES OF MONITORING SYSTEMS (PRESENTLY DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE CHECKING) FOR MONITORING OF CARDIOPULMONARY VARIABLES. THE SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING OF CARDIOPULMONARY VARIABLES. THE SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING CARDIAC OUTPUT, ALVEOLAR VENTILATION, AND BLOOD GASES. A KEY TO ECONOMICAL AND HIGH QUALITY MEASUREMENTS OF THESE CARDIOPULMONARY PARAMETERS IS THE UTILIZATION OF A QUALITY ANALYZER ALREADY COMPETITIVELY PRICED FOR SERVICE AS AN ANESTHETIC GAS MONITOR. SINCE THE ANALYZER REPRESENTS THE MAJOR COST OF A TOTAL ANESTHESIA/PHYSIOLOGIC MONITORING SYSTEM, THE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING ADDITION REPRESENTS A VERY SUBSTANTIAL MONITORING BENEFIT AT A DISPROPORTIONATELY MODEST COST.

Principal Investigator:

Clark, Justin S
Principal Investigator
8015211698

Business Contact:

1 r43 hl44279-01a1
Small Business Information at Submission:

Medical Physics, Inc.
401 12th Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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