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THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH PROPOSED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TO DEVELOP AND…

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Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3255
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3255
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optech Instruments, Inc.
8674 Jackson Square Place Shreveport, LA 71115
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH PROPOSED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TO DEVELOP AND TEST AN INSTRUMENT FOR IN VIVO MEASUREMENT OF ERYTHROCYTE VELOCITY AND MICROSPECTROPHOTOMETRY FOR OXYHEMOGLOBIN SATURATION DETERMINATION.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $37,400.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH PROPOSED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TO DEVELOP AND TEST AN INSTRUMENT FOR IN VIVO MEASUREMENT OF ERYTHROCYTE VELOCITY AND MICROSPECTROPHOTOMETRY FOR OXYHEMOGLOBIN SATURATION DETERMINATION. THE FIELD OF MICROCIRCULATORY RESEARCH CONTINUES TO BE DEPENDENT UPON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIALIZED INSTRUMENTATION FOR MEASUREMENT OF MICROVASCULAR HEMODYNAMIC VARIABLES. THE COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF AN INSTRUMENT WHICH IS ACCURATE, EASY TO IMPLEMENT, AND OF RELATIVELY LOW COST FOR MEASUREMENT OF RED BLOOD CELL VELOCITY AND OXYHEMOGLOBIN SATURATION SHOULD SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE BASIC SCIENCE AND CLINICAL RESEARCH POTENTIAL IN THIS FIELD. THE OBJECTIVES OF PHASE I ARE THREEFOLD: 1. TO MODIFY THE VELOCIMETER FOR DETECTION OF THE DIRECTION OF BLOOD FLOW,2. 3. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF PHASE II ARE TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE VELOCIMETER FOR BOTH CLINICAL AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS, EMPHASIZING SIMPLICITY AND ACCURACY OF OPERATION, AND TO IMPLEMENT AND CALIBRATE THE MICROSPECTROPHOTOMETER FOR USE IN DETERMINATION OF OXYGEN SATURATION OF HEMOGLOBIN IN MICROVESSELS, WITH EMPHASIS ON USING EPI-ILLUMINATION. AT THIS STAGE A SIMPLY OPERATED INSTRUMENT WOULD BE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE AT A RELATIVELY LOW COST FOR THE NONINVASIVE SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT OF ERYTHROCYTE VELOCITY AND OXYHEMOGLOBIN SATURATION IN MICROVESSELS.

Principal Investigator:

Winston o. johnson
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
3187977970

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Optech Instruments, Inc.
8674 Jackson Square Place Shreveport, LA 71115

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