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An Electrical Impedance Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
70903
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL072579
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: An Electrical Impedance Monitor
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL072579-01A2
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Knowledge of Hematocrit (Hct) is important in several chronic and critical care situations. Presently, Hct measurement requires finger sticks, heel sticks, and blood withdrawals, causing patient trauma as a result of such blood sampling. The development of noninvasive Hct measurement instrument is proposed which will eliminate the trauma of present invasive measurement methods as well as provide immediate results. The method relies upon the sensitivity of the electrical impedance of blood to hematocrit, which differs at high and low frequencies. This principle has been used successfully to measure hematocrit in vitro and in pulse oximetry. The method should be ideal as a screening tool for prospective blood donors as well as for applications in doctors' offices. Since this is a monitoring instrument that provides a continuous measurement, patients in surgery or critical care would benefit from the immediacy of the results compared to the time taken in waiting for lab test results. The tasks of Phase I are directed toward the development and validation of the method. Assuming a successful Phase I, a commercial prototype instrument will be designed and tested in the Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Justin S. Clark
8015320221
MEDICALPHYSICS@CLARKWORK.COM

Business Contact:

Barbara Freed
8015320221
MEDICALPHYSICS1@HOTMAIL.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

MEDICAL PHYSICS, INC.
MEDICAL PHYSICS, INC. 825 NORTH 300 WEST, STE 420 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84103

EIN/Tax ID: 870424882
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No