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SCANNED, FOCUSED ULTRASOUND HYPERTHERMIA SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7177
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7177
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermo-therapy Devices Corp
One Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA 02142
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SCANNED, FOCUSED ULTRASOUND HYPERTHERMIA SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

HYPERTHERMIA, ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH CHEMOTHERAPY AND/OR RADIATION, IS RAPIDLY EMERGING AS AN EFFECTIVE MODALITY FOR CANCER THERAPY. IT IS GENERALLY AGREED THAT AMONG THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES, SCANNED, INTENSITY-MODULATED ULTRASOUND (SIMFU) HAS THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED HEATING OF DEEP TUMORS IN MOST ANATOMICAL LOCATIONS. BASED ON CLINICAL RESULTS OBTAINED FROM APPROXIMATELY 200 CANCER PATIENTS AT THE HARVARD-MIT HYPERTHERMIA CENTER WITH THE PROTOTYPE SIMFU RESEARCH SYSTEM, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE DEMAND FOR A CLINICAL SIMFU SYSTEM WITH COMPARABLE PERFORMANCE. USING THE WELL-DOCUMENTED SIMFU SYSTEM AS THE BASIC MODEL, THE MAJOR GOAL OF THIS PHASE I PROJECT IS TO INVESTIGATE THEFEASIBILITY OF DESIGNING A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE, SCANNED, FOCUSED ULTRASOUND HYPERTHERMIA SYSTEM THAT IS COST EFFECTIVE, CAN BE ROUTINELY ADMINISTERED IN THE CLINICAL SETTING, IS CAPABLE OF TREATING A WIDE VARIETY OF TUMORS, AND IS RELIABLE AND UPGRADABLE. THE EXISTING SIMFU HYPERTHERMIA SYSTEM CURRENTLY IS USE AT THE HYPERTHERMIA CENTER HAS EVOLVED DEVELOPMENTALLY OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS INA RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. CONSEQUENTLY, IT IS COMPLEX, COSTLY, AND DIFFICULT TO OPERATE. PHASE I FUNDING IS REQUIRED TO DEVELOP THE SPECIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR STANDARDIZED CLINICAL USE.

Principal Investigator:

Howard l resnikoff phd
6172252464

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermo-therapy Devices Corp
One Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA 02142

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