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EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
449
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
449
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,974.00
 

Abstract:

THE UBTL DIVISION OF TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. PROPOSES TO CONDUCT A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OBSERVING THE EFFECTS RESULTING FROM THE APPLICATION OF A CONSTRICTION DEVICE OF NEW AND NOVEL DESIGN ON THE COLON OF ANIMALS. THEDEVICE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE KOCH POUCH AS AN INDWELLING CONTAINER AND THE ONLY AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE SIMPLE EXTERNAL STOMA WHICH REQUIRES A BAG ATTACHED TO THE SKIN. WITH THE PROPOSED DEVICE, THE PATIENT WOULD BE ABLE TO OPEN OR CLOSE THE COLON ON DEMAND, ALLEVIATING MUCH OF THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM THAT NOW EXISTS. THE EXPERIMENTS PROPOSED WILL SERVE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF LONG-TERM (TO 6 MONTHS) CONSTRICTION CYCLES ON THE COLON AND THE OPTIMUM DESIGN OF THE CONSTRICTING MECHANISM. IMPORTANT MEASUREMENTS OF COLONPRESSURE, SAFE COLON CONSTRICTION FORCES AND OBSERVATION OF VENOUS FLOW IN THE MESENTERY WILL BE COLLECTED. AT THE END OF THE PROJECT, THE DATA WILL BE USED TO FORMULATE A COMPREHENSIVE ANIMAL AND CLINICAL TEST PROGRAM TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION LEADING TO CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER.

Principal Investigator:

Charles D. Baker
8015818045

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
420 Chipeta Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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