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FROM OUR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT A NEED EXISTS IN THE…

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Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1530
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1530
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Optical Space Technologies
8200 Greensboro Drive Suite 550 Mclean, VA 22102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: FROM OUR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT A NEED EXISTS IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY FOR AN INSTRUMENT THAT IS CAPABLE OF ACCURATELY AND CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING BLOOD FLOW IN VIVO.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

FROM OUR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT A NEED EXISTS IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY FOR AN INSTRUMENT THAT IS CAPABLE OF ACCURATELY AND CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING BLOOD FLOW IN VIVO. WE HAVE DESIGNED A UNIQUE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR SENSOR WHICH CAN BE USED FOR SUCH MEASUREMENTS IN LARGE AND SMALL ARTERIES. THIS TECHNIQUE OVERCOMES MANY OF THE DISADVANTAGES OF CURRENT METHODS AND PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING MAJOR FEATURES. CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT OF BLOOD FLOW, ACCURACY ( 1%), SMALL SIZE (CAN BE MADE AS SMALL AS .3 MM DIAMETER), RELIABLE AND SAFE (NON-THROMBOGENIC), AND DIRECT MEASUREMENT AND DISPLAY OF FLOW PULSE SHAPE (FLOW VS. TIME). THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL IS TO BUILD A PROTOTYPE OF THE FLOW CATHETER AND TO VALIDATE ITS PREDICTED PERFORMANCE UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS. THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE OPTECH DISPOSABLE CATHETER IS VERY PROMISING. WITH MORE THAN ONE MILLION CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES DONE ANNUALLY AND WITH MORE THAN 300,000 BY-PASS SURGERIES DONE ANNUALLY, THE CONTINUOUS AND ACCURATE MEASUREMENT FEATURES OF THE OPTECH CATHETER WILL FIND USE IN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES, CRITICAL CARE MONITORING, DURING ANGIOPLASTIC PROCEDURES, AND FOR CONTINUOUS CARDIAC OUTPUT MONITORING. SATISFACTORY DEMONSTRATION DURING PHASE I WILL SET THE STAGE FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE PRODUCT DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. charles m. davis
VICE PRESIDENT
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Optical Space Technologies
8200 Greensboro Drive Suite 550 Mclean, VA 22102

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No