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NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF GLAUCOMA: PHASE I

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
467
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
467
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rimstar Systems
2030 E. Speedway Tucson, AZ 85719
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF GLAUCOMA: PHASE I
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $468,984.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG TERM GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF HARDWARE WHICH WILL APPLY NEW TECHNOLOGIES OF IMAGE DIGITIZATION AND PROCESSING TO PROBLEMS OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF GLAUCOMA OR RELATED OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY. SPECIFICALLY, THE FIRST GOAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DIGITIZING RADIAL SECTIONS OF FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHS (STEREO PAIRS) USING ONE DIMENSIONAL, LINEAR CHARGE COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) ARRAYS. THE RESULTING DIGITAL DATA ARRAY WILL BE COMPUTER PROCESSED TO GENERATE A TOPOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE OPTIC NERVE AT THE POSITION ANGLE OF INTEREST FOR THE INDIVIDUAL EYE UNDER EXAMINATION. THE SECOND MAJOR GOAL IS TO REFINE THE METHODOLOGY TO THE EXTENT THAT A COMPACT CCD DETECTOR/MICROCOMPUTER PROCESSOR CAN BE PACKAGED FOR COMMERCIALIZATION, THE EXPECTATION BEING THAT READY AVAILABILITY OF SUCH A UNIT CAN MAKE POSSIBLE FREQUENT, INEXPENSIVE, AND QUANTITATIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR THE EARLY DETECTION AND PROGRESSIVE ANALYSIS OF GLAUCOMATOUS DECAY OF THE OPTIC NERVE. IT IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED THAT THIS CAPABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN ARRESTING THE ONSET OF GLAUCOMA INDUCED BLINDNESS.

Principal Investigator:

John Scott
6022942651

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rimstar Systems
2030 East Speedway, #214 Tucson, AZ 85719

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