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IMPROVED URETHRAL PROFILOMETRY MEASUREMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7230
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7230
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Moco, Inc.
91 Surfside Road, P. O. Box A Scituate, MA 02055
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: IMPROVED URETHRAL PROFILOMETRY MEASUREMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A METHOD FOR PROFILING URETHRAL PRESSURE USING A NONMOVING TRANSDUCER THAT PROVIDES A DYNAMIC PRESENTATION OF THE URETHRAL PRESSURE OVER ITS ENTIRE LENGTH. THE APPROACH IS BASED ON APHYSICAL PROPERTY CALLED MAGNETOSTRICTION THAT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE VOLUME CHANGES IN MAGNETIC MATERIALS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROJECT ARE TO DEVELOP A LABORATORYPROTOTYPE FOR MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MEASUREMENT OF URETHRAL PRESSURE PROFILES (PHASE I) AND TO MAKE IN VIVO MEASUREMENTSWITH HUMAN SUBJECTS (PHASE II). THE METHODOLOGY FOR PHASE IINVOLVES CONSTRUCTING A WORKING PROTOTYPE DEVICE FOR LABORATORY EXPERIMENTATION AND MAKING IN VITRO MEASUREMENTS WITH THIS PROTOTYPE IN AN ARTIFICIAL URETHRA UNDER SIMULATED HUMAN CONDITIONS. THE INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF THE RESEARCH LIE IN THE NOVEL APPLICATION OF THE MAGNETOSTRICTIVE PROPERTY AND IN THE REALIZATION OF AN INSTRUMENT THAT WILL MEASURE URETHRAL PRESSURE WITHOUT INTRODUCING THE ARTIFACTS THAT TRADITIONAL MEASURING TECHNIQUES PRODUCE DUE TO CANAL IRRITATION AND TRANSDUCER TWISTING AND MISPOSITIONING.

Principal Investigator:

Richard e eckhouse jr phd
6175452040

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Moco Inc
91 Surfside Road Po Box A Scituate, MA 02055

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