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CONTINUOUS-DELIVERY RIGHT VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13957
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13957
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nimbus, Inc.
2945 KILGORE RD Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: CONTINUOUS-DELIVERY RIGHT VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $492,297.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO CREATE AN IMPLANTABLE TEMPORARY RIGHT VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM (RVAS)THAT IS SUPERIOR TO EXISTING DEVICES WITH RESPECT TO SIZE, SURGICAL COMPLEXITY, EASE OF USE, AND COST. APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF VENTRICULAR ASSIST APPLICATIONS INVOLVE A RVAS. CURRENT DEVICES ARE NOT ANATOMICALLY COMPATIBLE WITH IMPLANTABILITY, YET IMPLANTABLE DEVICES ARE FREQUENTLY DESIRABLE FOR LONGER TERM TEMPORARY PROCEDURES DUE TO THEIR LOWER POTENTIAL FOR INFECTION. ANOTHER STUDY IS DIRECTED AT PROVIDING A LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM WITH THE ABOVE FEATURES. BECAUSE IT REQUIRES MUCH LOWER PRESSURE RISE, THE RVAS REQUIRES NEW BLADE GEOMETRY. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL FOCUS ON BLADE GEOMETRY DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION THROUGH IN VITRO HYDRAULIC ANDHEMOLYSIS TESTING AND ACUTE IN VIVO TESTING. EXISTING HARDWARE WILL BE UTILIZED. THE TECHNICAL INNOVATION OF THE RVAS CONCEPT IS THAT IT OFFERS A METHOD OF PROVIDING EFFECTIVE RIGHT HEART ASSISTANCE WITH A MINIATURE IMPLANTED PUMP THAT CAN BE PLACED WITHOUT THE TRAUMA OF MAJOR SURGERY.

Principal Investigator:

R K Wampler
9166311400

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nimbus Inc.
2890 Kilgore Rd Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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