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Company Information:

Company Name:
VISIONQUEST BIOMEDICAL, LLC
Address:
2501 Yale Blvd. SE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106-4200
Phone:
N/A
URL:
N/A
EIN:
126186430
DUNS:
804567217
Number of Employees:
N/A
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,100,946.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,270,482.00 3
STTR Phase I $251,727.00 2
STTR Phase II $724,478.00 1

Award List:

Low-Cost, High Resolution Clinical Retinal Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$109,006.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The principal objective is to demonstrate clinically a commercially viable, adaptive optics high resolution fundus camera that is easy to use, i.e. consistent with the operation of current fundus cameras, has a field of view that is typical of current fundus… More

Functional-retinal Imaging Device for the detection of glaucoma

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,282.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this grant is to develop and demonstrate a new device, based on a scanning laser ophthalmoscope, for functional imaging of the retina. Two prototype devices based on flood illumination fundus cameras ha ve been developed and tested on both human… More

Real-Time Functional MRI with Automated Pattern Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$152,667.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
N/A
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the rapid development of functional MRI (fMRI) in neuroscience and the increasing number of studies using fMRI in clinical research, there is a need for automated methods to analyze and interpret the data. The high sensitivity of fMRI enables online… More

Real-time, Automatic Image Quality Assessment for Digital Fundus Cameras

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,060.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
N/A
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The rapid transition in ophthalmology from 35mm color film to digital media provides an opportunity to evaluate individual digital images for quality immediately after the photograph is taken. In other fields of medicin e, such as radiology, image quality has… More

Low-cost High-resolution fundus camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$778,218.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The principal objective is to demonstrate clinically a commercially viable, low-cost, high-resolution fundus camera that: is easy to use, i.e., consistent with the operation of current fundus cameras; has a field of vie w (FOV) that is typical of current fundus… More

Computer based screening for diabetic retinopathy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$874,730.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project is motivated by two observations. First, broad-scale screening of diabetics for retinopathy is economically prohibitive without the introduction of computer-assisted diagnosis of retinal images. S econd, screening by family physicians or… More

Automated diabetic retinopathy screening system

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$250,001.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project is motivated by the fact that comprehensive, broad-scale screening of diabetics for retinopathy is economically prohibitive without the introduction of computer-assisted dia gnosis of retinal images. Over 20 … More

Edutainment Tool for Increasing Compliance with Diabetic Retinopathy Screening an

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$249,801.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Anne Edwards
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this Phase I grant is to establish the feasibility of effecting a measurable positive change in compliance among diabetics with regards to necessary follow-up screening exams and ophthalmic care through a purpose-made, culturally competent,… More

Microvascular Functional Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$154,950.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): VisionQuest Biomedical and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Science Center have formed a team to implement and demonstrate a thermal-optical imaging system for detecting and quantifying neuronal and microvascular dysfunction associated with… More

Real-time, Automatic Image Quality Assessment for Digital Fundus Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$724,478.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz – 505-508-1994
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Real-time image quality is a critical requirement in a number of healthcare environments. Additionally, non-real-time applications, such as research and drug studies suffer loss of data due to unusable (untradeable) retinal images. Several published reports… More

Computer Based Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,290,398.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II competitive renewal project is to implement a clinical study to collect data to validate EyeStar(tm), a software system as the basis for comprehensive telescreening for all stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). According to the CDC,… More

Automated Eye Disease Screening System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,201,866.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project is motivated by the fact that comprehensive, broad-scale screening for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy (DR), including advanced stages, is economically prohibitive without the… More

3D Ultrasound for Pediatric Cardiology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$141,595.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Honggang Yu – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Vision Quest Biomedical and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Science Center have assembled a team of inter-disciplinary scientists with experience in congenital heart disease diagnosis, ultrasoundimage analysis, and 3D ultrasound… More

Portable hand-held non-mydriatic retinal camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$189,133.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 80 million people in the US who suffer from a potentially sight-threatening disease. Doctors see seven to eight million new cases of eye disease annually. More than two million Americans age 50… More

Malarial Retinopathy Screening System for Improved Diagnosis of Cerebral Malaria

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$499,714.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Vinayak S. Joshi – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): VisionQuest Biomedical and its collaborators have assembled a team of inter-disciplinary scientists with considerable experience in automated retinal image analysis, clinical ophthalmology with specialized research in malarial retinopathy (MR), and cerebral… More

Fully Automatic ROP Screening System: NeoScan

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$172,341.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Eduardo S. Barriga – 505-798-2505
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I project is motivated by current issues associated with screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP is the leading cause of blindness in infants. In recent years the number of infants at risk for ROPhas been increasing. In the United States,… More

Comprehensive Assessment of Retinal Vasculature (CARV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$152,268.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Vinayak S. Joshi – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
Summary Teleretinal programs have expanded in recent years, primarily to screen for diabetic retinopathy. Accurate and consistent assessment of the retinal vasculature, which often sustains damage as a result of cardiovascular disease, would advance teleretinal screening in terms of robustness and… More

Mobile Evaluation Device for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$158,125.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Peter S. Soliz – 505-508-1994
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a complex pathophysiologic process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biochemical forces to direct or indirect forces to the head. In sports, it has been estimated that 1.6to 3.8 million mTBIs occu annually, yet many… More