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PHASE CHANGE HEAT STORAGE DEVICES FOR ARTHRITIS THERAPY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16354
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16354
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: PHASE CHANGE HEAT STORAGE DEVICES FOR ARTHRITIS THERAPY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $383,660.00
 

Abstract:

WE SEEK THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SERIES OF REUSABLE MEDICAL PRODUCTS USING HEAT STORAGE DEVICES TO DELIVER HEAT ON DEMAND WHEN ACTIVATED. SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE CONSUMER/PHYSICIAN BASED DEVICES TO DELIVER HEAT PRIMARILY TO THE HANDS AND NECK/SHOULDERS FOR PATIENTS AFFLICTED WITH ARTHRITIS AND RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON. THE ACTIVE ELEMENT OF THE DEVICES WILL BE A POLYMER LAMINATED BAG CONTAINING A SUPERCOOLED SALT SOLUTION (E. G., SODIUM ACETATE TETRAHYDRATE) AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, TOGETHER WITH AN ACTIVATING (TRIGGER) DEVICE THAT, WHEN SQUEEZED, CAUSES THE LIQUID TO CRYSTALLIZE, THEREBY RELEASING HEAT, THE TRIGGER IS BASED UPON A PATENTED DESIGN DEVELOPED AT THE SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND LICENSED BY TA&T, WHICH WORKS BY TRAPPING AND THEN RELEASING ON DEMAND A SEED CRYSTAL. IT IS NON-METALLIC, WHICH WILL PERMIT SAFE USE OF A MICROWAVE OVEN TO RECHARGE THE DEVICE BY MELTING THE SOLID. THIS PHASE I PROJECT IS FOR DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND LABORATORY EVALUATION OF PROTOTYPE CONFORMATIONAL HEAT PACK DEVICES, AND ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS BY A RHEUMATOLOGIST. THE OBJECTIVE IS A SET OF APPROVED PROTOTYPE HEAT PACK DEVICES TO BE SUBMITTED FOR A FULL CLINICAL EVALUATION AT JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE UNDER PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Silberglitt, Richard S
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Assessment And Tran
133 Defense Highway Annapolis, MD 21401

EIN/Tax ID: 521253097
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No