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URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2900
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2900
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: 1988
Title: URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $468,000.00
 

Abstract:

A FOUR-ELEMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY IS PROPOSED TO EVALUATE A NOVEL IDEA FOR PROVIDING URINARY BLADDER CONTINENCE TO INCONTINENT INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY THE AGED. THE DEVICE IS A NONSURGICALLY INSERTED FLEXIBLE SEAL. MICTURITION CAN BE INITIATED BY AN EXTERNAL SEAL CONTROLLER. BECAUSE THE DEVICE CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE BLADDER THROUGH A UROCATHETER, SURGERY IS NOT REQUIRED. THE PHASE I FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL DEVELOP THE DEVICE, AN EXTERNAL CONTROLLER, AND EVALUATE THE SEALING EFFECTIVENESS IN EXCISED DOG BLADDERS. FINALLY THE DEVICE WILL BE INSERTED AND EVALUATED IN AT LEAST ONE IN VIVO DOG EXPERIMENT. PHASE II WILL MODIFY THE DEVICE FOR HUMAN USE AND EVALUATE ITS EFFECTIVENESS. IF THE PHASE I AND II WORK PROVES THE UTILITY OF THE SEAL, COMMERCIALIZATION COULD OCCUR QUICKLY BECAUSE OF THE SEAL'S SIMPLICITY. FURTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH INSTALLATION OF THE DEVICE SHOULD BE LOW.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen C. Peterson
Principal Investigator
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
410 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