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Endoscopic Tool for Small Animal Intubation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96515
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR030719
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCRR
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIOTEX, INC.
8058 EL RIO ST HOUSTON, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Endoscopic Tool for Small Animal Intubation
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR030719-01
Award Amount: $107,856.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The importance of in vivo small animal research to the scientific community cannot be overestimated. Along with the advantages of small animal manipulations come inherent difficulties, among them intubations which are o ften necessary for inhalation anesthesia. In small animals, placing endotracheal tubes is technically difficult primarily because of the small size of the subject and the lack of equipment specifically designed for this task. This project focuses on develo pment of a small animal intubation and imaging device which will alleviate all of the associated problems currently posed by small animal intubation. The compact design of the BioTex Stylet Intubation Scope or BioSIS will also allow standardization of th e procedure across several types of common small laboratory research animals. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This project focuses on the development of a novel intubation probe for in vivo small animal research. We estimate that hundreds of thousands of s mall animals are intubated as part of research studies each year in the U.S. alone. Surprisingly, no single device or universal protocol for small animals exists. The developed device will have the ability to image, illuminate and magnify detailed structur e of the oral cavity, and will be suited for small animal intubation of the endotracheal tube. The device is expected to greatly speed such procedures, reduce training requirements, and minimize animal suffering.

Principal Investigator:

Seifu Teferra

Business Contact:

Ashok Gowda
ashok@biotexmedical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOTEX, INC.
BIOTEX, INC. 8058 EL RIO ST HOUSTON, TX 77054

EIN/Tax ID: 174282404
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No