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Company Information:

Company Name: Proportional Technologies, Inc.
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip+4: 77054-4184
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (713) 747-7324

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,443,166.38 34
SBIR Phase II $14,884,113.00 16

Award List:

Ultra Portable Low Cost Cardiac Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Low Cost 62ZN/62CU Generator for Multi Organ PET Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Ultra Portable Low Cost Cardiac Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Nuclear angiography is considered the superior technique for accurate quantitative measurementof ventricular function. Despite this, a growing and predominant fraction of such measurements areperformed via echo- cardiography. Two factors have strongly influenced this shift to a less than… More

Low Cost 62ZN/62CU Generator for Multi Organ PET Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy
Award Amount: $739,072.00
Abstract:
Positron emission tomography (PET) is recognized as a superior diagnostic imaging techniquein a number of important clinical areas. However, it is currently relegated to a research role due to itsdependence upon in-hospital cyclotrons for radioisotope production with resultant high cost… More

DEVELOPMENT OF 178TA MYOCARDIAL BLOOD FLOW TRACERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

QUANTITATIVE MURINE CARIDAC IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy, jeffrey l
Award Amount: $100,000.00

QUANTITATIVE MURINE CARIDAC IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy, jeffrey l
Award Amount: $743,664.00

LOW COST WHOLE BODY PET DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy, Jeffrey L
Award Amount: $100,000.00

XENON PROPORTIONAL TUBE GAMMA IMAGING CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy, Jeffrey L
Award Amount: $97,833.00

INTRACORONARY CU-62 RADATION THERAPY FOR RESTENOSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy, Jeffrey L
Award Amount: $107,248.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy Jeffrey L
Award Amount: $749,939.00

MOTION CORRECTED TREADMILL NUCLEAR ANGIOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $99,991.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $495,849.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $175,213.00

INTRACORONARY CU62 RADIATION THERAPY FOR RESTENOSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) has become the predominant treatment for symptomatic coronary atherosclerotic lesions. Despite its prevalent use, this technique continues to be plagued by restenosis rate of 40% with resultant enormous added… More

INTRACORONARY CU62 RADIATION THERAPY FOR RESTENOSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $423,334.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) has become the predominant treatment for symptomatic coronary atherosclerotic lesions. Despite its prevalent use, this technique continues to be plagued by restenosis rate of 40% with resultant enormous added… More

Enhanced Efficiency Nanowire Photocathode for Large PMTs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy, President
Award Amount: $99,921.00
Abstract:
65611 The characterization of materials with intense neutron beams at Department of Energy facilities requires advanced neutron detectors. However, the current generation of thermal neutron detectors is limited with regard to physical size and count rate (events/sec). Added drawbacks include… More

REGIONAL RENAL PERFUSION QUANTIFICATION WITH CU-62 PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): Serious kidney disease, involving substantial impairment of function, affects approximately 3.5 million Americans. Quantitative measurement of regional and global renal perfusion can provide important diagnostic information in… More

ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $135,920.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): The importance of positron emission tomography (PET) in small animal research has been highly recognized. In the last few years an extraordinary emphasis has been placed on the design and use of PET cameras for small… More

HIGH PRESSURE XENON 3D IMAGING DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $129,736.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): All clinical nuclear medicine imaging, both PET and single photon, is done exclusively with crystal detector systems. These detectors impose a host of limitations in both cost and technical performance. In 140 keV imaging, the NaJ/PMT… More

BEDSIDE SYSTEM FOR COMBINED RNA AND PACIN HEART FAILURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): One of the most significant current health care challenges is treatment of heart failure (HF). There are approximately 5 million Americans currently diagnosed with this condition, and there are 400,000-700,000 new cases annually. The… More

Novel Neutron Detector for High Rate Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $749,504.00
Abstract:
65611 Next generation neutron science facilities, such as the Spallation Neutron Source, require improved thermal neutron detectors with high counting rate capability, high spatial resolution, low cost per unit area, and adaptability to unique geometries. This project will develop a… More

Novel Neutron Detector for High Rate Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65611 Next generation neutron science facilities, such as the Spallation Neutron Source, require improved thermal neutron detectors with high counting rate capability, high spatial resolution, low cost per unit area, and adaptability to unique geometries. This project will develop a… More

Xenon 3D Detector for Gamma Ray Astronomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy
Award Amount: $99,828.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will seek to achieve a quantum leap in sensitivity of gamma ray astronomy in the 100 keV to 10 MeV region through development of a novel high pressure xenon (HPXe) detector element for imaging the region of interest. This development will… More

HIGH PRESSURE XENON 3D IMAGING DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $589,950.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):All clinical nuclear medicine imaging is done exclusively with crystal detector systems, which impose many limitations in both cost and technical performance. In 140 keV imaging, the Nal/PMT camera, the workhorse of nuclear medicine, is extremely bulky, costly,… More

HIGH PRESSURE XENON 3D IMAGING DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):All clinical nuclear medicine imaging is done exclusively with crystal detector systems, which impose many limitations in both cost and technical performance. In 140 keV imaging, the Nal/PMT camera, the workhorse of nuclear medicine, is extremely bulky, costly,… More

ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $760,559.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the last few years an extraordinary emphasis has been placed on the design and use of PET cameras for small animal studies, for example, to aid in the development of human gene therapies by imaging transgenic animals such as mice. Although, such techniques… More

ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the last few years an extraordinary emphasis has been placed on the design and use of PET cameras for small animal studies, for example, to aid in the development of human gene therapies by imaging transgenic animals such as mice. Although, such techniques… More

Field-Deployable, High Resolution, High Pressure Xenon Gamma Ray Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
73096S03-I There is a need for the detection and characterization of specific radioisotopes for homeland security, treaty verification, and customs surveillance. Unfortunately, current high resolution spectrometers require operating temperatures at liquid nitrogen levels and are highly expensive… More

NEUTRON DETECTOR FOR PROTEIN CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $101,336.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improved understanding of the three-dimensional structure of proteins is of well-recognized value in the treatment of disease and in the development of new therapeutic drugs. Precise measurement of hydrogen atom position within the molecule is central to… More

Renal Perfusion Quantification With 62CU PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Serious kidney disease, involving substantial impairment of function, affects approximately 3.5 million Americans. Quantitative measurement of regional and global renal perfusion can provide important diagnostic information in the evaluation of such patients.… More

Renal Perfusion Quantification With 62CU PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $1,963,226.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Serious kidney disease, involving substantial impairment of function, affects approximately 3.5 million Americans. Quantitative measurement of regional and global renal perfusion can provide important diagnostic information in the evaluation of such patients.… More

Neutron Detector for Protein Crystallography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $1,353,635.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Improved understanding of the three-dimensional structure of proteins is of well-recognized value in the treatment of disease and in the development of new therapeutic drugs. Precise measurement of hydrogen atom positions within the molecule is central to… More

Instant Kit Synthesis of 62Cu Radiopharmaceuticals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $103,333.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a rapidly emerging non-invasive imaging technique with the exceptional ability to provide quantitative functional information. Unfortunately, this modality is currently limited to a single approved radiopharmaceutical… More

Novel Large Area High Resolution Neutron Detector for the Spallation Neutron Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79546S The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility, due for completion at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2006, will push available thermal neutron flux at least an order of magnitude above that achievable at any other neutron science facility. The markedly increased deliverable flux imposes… More

Instant Kit Synthesis of 62Cu Radiopharmaceuticals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $2,481,017.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a rapidly emerging non-invasive imaging technique with the exceptional ability to provide quantitative functional information. Unfortunately, this modality is currently limited to a single approved radiopharmaceutical… More

Field-Deployable, High Resolution, High Pressure Xenon Gamma Ray Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
There is a need for the detection and characterization of specific radioisotopes in the interest of homeland security, treaty verification, and customs. Current high resolution spectrometers require operating temperatures at liquid nitrogen levels and are highly expensive to maintain. Other… More

Novel Large Area High Resolution Neutron Detector for the Spallation Neutron Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,620.00
Abstract:
The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility, due for completion at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2006, will push available thermal neutron flux at least an order of magnitude above that achievable at any other neutron science facility. The markedly increased deliverable flux imposes extreme… More

IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF 62ZN FOR PET IMAGING WITH 62CU

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy
Award Amount: $99,866.00

Straw Detector Positron Emission Mammography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Breast cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in women, with a mortality rate of 40,000 per year in the US. However, if detected and treated early, more than 95% of breast cancer patients will survive. Current method for breast cancer detection relies heavily… More

Novel small animal PET scanner using 2.0 mm lead-walled straw detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $199,951.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Molecular imaging techniques are among the most powerful tools for non-invasive investigation of disease and fundamental biological processes in vivo and are therefore of high significance to the mission of the NIH. Pos itron Emission Tomography (PET) provides… More

IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF 62ZN FOR PET IMAGING WITH 62CU

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lacy Jeffrey
Award Amount: $749,028.00

Straw Detector Positron Emission Mammography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $1,414,310.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Breast cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in women, with a mortality rate of 40,000 per year in the US. However, if detected and treated early, more than 95% of breast cancer patients will survive. Current metho d for breast cancer detection relies… More

Kit for Instant Synthesis of 64Cu-ATSM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy
Award Amount: $131,440.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a unique imaging technique among the many diagnostic protocols available to clinicians. Unlike techniques such as X-ray, SPECT, CT, ultrasound, MRI, or mammography that provide imag ing of solid anatomical features, PET… More

High Rate Large Area Enriched Boron Neutron Detector for SNS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
The recently commissioned Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility will push available thermal neutron fluxes at least an order of magnitude above that achievable at any other neutron science facility. Current neutron detector technologies cannot satisfy the requirements of the SNS instruments,… More

High Rate Large Area Enriched Boron Neutron Detector for SNS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Lacy, Dr.
Award Amount: $745,221.00
Abstract:
With the recent announcement of plans to ramp up the operation of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility to 1 megawatt, the available thermal neutron flux will be pushed at least an order of magnitude above that achievable at any other neutron science facility. This markedly increased flux… More

Fast-Track : High-Volume, Low-Cost Production of Large Area Neutron Science Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacey, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,999.00
Abstract:
Neutron scattering is a powerful technique that is critically important for materials science and structural biology applications. Pressurized 3He tubes are widely used in this field. However, the severe 3He shortage prevents this medium from satisfying even current installation upgrades. Clearly… More

Boron-coated straw neutron detector for well-logging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Lacy, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,137,759.38
Abstract:
Neutron detectors for well logging require stable operation in an extreme environment of high temperatures, (175C up to 260C), high mechanical vibration, and shock. Helium-3 tubes have been the preferred solution, as they satisfy these requirements to 175C, can be configured in small packages, are… More