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In-vivo measurement of gas bubble formation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83485
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-038-0269
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: In-vivo measurement of gas bubble formation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0428
Award Amount: $69,955.00
 

Abstract:

We propose the development of an in-vivo bubble detection system that will measure the evolution of gas bubbles in biological tissue and blood. Our approach utilizes established commercial technology with advanced imaging techniques to permit visualization of microbubble formation without entering the body. The sensor will be able to quantify the size and density of bubbles as they evolve and will be used as a tool to help study microbubble formation in an effort to correlate them to decompression sickness (DCS). The technology allows the proposed sensor to be lightweight, low-power, compact, wearable and self-contained. With an eventual DCS correlation, the portability and method of the proposed bubble sensor will ultimately enable personalized dive parameter calculation so divers can operate optimally and safely within their physiological limits.

Principal Investigator:

Vernon E. Shrauger
Associate Principal
6174985172
shrauger.vern@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
HARVARD UNIV.
Pierce Hall
29 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 2138
Contact: David A. Weitz
Contact Phone: (617) 496-2843
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university