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LOW-COST, PORTABLE HOME MEDICAL OXYGEN DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
39550
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
39550
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials
404 Enterprise Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: LOW-COST, PORTABLE HOME MEDICAL OXYGEN DEVICE
Agency: HHS
Contract: HL57758-01A1
Award Amount: $97,986.00
 

Abstract:

This project is aimed at the development of a low-cost, portable system to provide oxygen in the home to patients with chronic lung and heart related diseases, e.g., COPD. This new in-home oxygen delivery system, based on ceramic technology, will improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of oxygen-dependent patients. The need for such a system is expected to grow significantly within the next several years, with the aging of the U.S. population. The development and commercialization of low-cost ceramic oxygen generation (COG) systems for in-home use has been hampered by the need for high operating temperatures of the ceramic electrolyte materials used in these systems. In this project, NexTech Materials, in collaboration with LoTEC, Inc., will use a novel process for preparing cerium oxide based ceramic electrolytes, which offer substantially lower operating temperatures and reduced system costs. The Phase I project will culminate with the fabrication and evaluation of a prototype monolithic COG module, based on LoTEC's patent-pending design. In Phase II, the powder synthesis and ceramic fabrication technology will be optimized and scaled up, and a full-scale manufacturing prototype COG system, based on LoTEC's innovative design, will be constructed.

Principal Investigator:

Swartz, scott l
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Business Contact:


6148426606
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nextech Materials, Ltd
720-I LAKEVIEW PLAZA BLVD Worthington, OH 43085

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