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INTEGRATED, LOW COST, EEG/EMG RECORDING SYSTEM FOR MICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54607
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43MH062886-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC
2721 OREGON ST LAWRENCE, KS 66046-4947
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: INTEGRATED, LOW COST, EEG/EMG RECORDING SYSTEM FOR MICE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,481.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION(adapted from applicant's abstract): Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans. Investigators are developing mice strains to help understand the physiological roles and genetic basis of sleep. To support and take advantage of the advances in molecular genetic research utilizing mice, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers has been assembled to design, test, build and commercialize a low-cost, low-stress, tethered electroencephalographic (EEG) and electromyographic (EMG) recording system for mice. Its purpose will be to obtain physiological measures of brain function during sleep. The proposed system will have the following advantages over existing systems: an actively assisted swivel will reduce or eliminate swivel torque and allow greater freedom of movement during waking; amplifiers on the implant will substantially reduce the effect of cable movement artifact; multiple EEG channels (two or possibly three) will facilitate more definitive analysis; low cost will promote the use of mice for research on the genetic basis of sleep. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Development of a refined, high capacity EEG system will increase the ability of pharmaceutical companies to screen drugs for seizure and sleep abnormalities. Genetic screens will also be greatly enhanced by allowing high throughput. It will open the field to researchers who otherwise might not be able to study EEG waveforms.

Principal Investigator:

David A. Johnson

Business Contact:


7858328866
DONNAJ@PINNACLET.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
619 E 8TH ST, STE D LAWRENCE, KS 66044

EIN/Tax ID: 742818617
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No