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AN ULTRA-COMPACT N-13 AMMONIA GENERATOR FOR PET

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19344
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19344
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: AN ULTRA-COMPACT N-13 AMMONIA GENERATOR FOR PET
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,608.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A DEDICATED, ACCELERATOR-BASED (13)N-AMMONIA DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET). (13)N-AMMONIA PET SCANS CAN ACCURATELY MEASURE MYOCARDIAL BLOOD FLOW AND HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE VALUABLE TOOLS IN DIAGNOSING CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE. (13)N-AMMONIA CAN ALSO BE UTILIZED TO MEASURE BLOOD FLOW IN OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY, INCLUDING THE LIVER, KIDNEY, BRAIN AND MALIGNANT TUMORS. THE GENERATOR WILL UTILIZE A VERY LOW ENERGY COAXIAL CASCADE ACCELERATOR (CCA) DEVELOPED AT SRL TO PRODUCE (13)N VIA THE (12)C(D,N)(13)N NUCLEAR REACTION. THE FULLY SHIELDED ACCELERATORY AND (13)N-AMMONIA PRODUCTION SYSTEM WILL BE HOUSED IN A 1.8 M X 1 M X 1.2 M ENCLOSURE AND WILL BE FULLY AUTOMATED WITH EASILY OPERATED PUSH-BOTTON CONTROLS. THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE (13)N-AMMONIA DELIVERY SYSTEM IS COMPARABLE TO THAT OF A ONE OF A ONE YEAR SUPPLY OF (82)RB, ANOTHER COMMONLY USED BLOOD FLOW AGENT.

Principal Investigator:

Rita E Shefer
6175471122

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

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