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VIDEO COMPARATOR FOR ISOLATION OF DERMATOLOGICAL LESIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16348
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16348
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
3275 W INA RD, STE 215 TUCSON, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: VIDEO COMPARATOR FOR ISOLATION OF DERMATOLOGICAL LESIONS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A MICROCOMPUTER BASED VIDEO IMAGE COMPARATOR FOR USE IN A CLINICAL DERMATO- LOGICAL ENVIRONMENT. THIS DEVICE WILL BE USED BY DERMATOLOGISTS TO EASE THE TASK OF LOCATING NEW OR CHANGED CUTANEOUS LESIONS WHICH MAY POSE A LETHAL THREAT TO THE PATIENT. IN ADDITION TO EASING THE SCREENING TASK IT WILL RESULT IN GREATER UNIFORMITY AND OBJECTIVITY OF PATIENT EXAMINATION. THIS IS A COMPLETELY INNOVATIVE PRODUCT FOR THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT WITH CONSIDERABLE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL. DURING THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL BUILD THE PROTOTYPE VIDEO COMPARATOR WHICH WILL THEN BE SUBJECTED TO A SERIES OF RECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC TESTS IN WELL CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS; IT WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE A DEMONSTRATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR FURTHER ENHANCING THE DESIGN, AND IT WILL BE USED IN ACTUAL CLINICAL ENVIRONMENTS TO ESTABLISH ITS EASE OF USE. DEVELOPMENT OF A PRODUCT FROM THIS PROTOTYPE IS QUITE FEASIBLE. THE CONCEPT FOR THIS PROTOTYPE HAS ARISEN FROM A MARKET NEED EXPRESSED BY DERMATOLOGISTS. THE PRODUCT IS SIGNIFICANT IN THAT IT ADDRESSES A MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF SERIOUS, POTENTIALLY RAPIDLY EVOLVING LESIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Craine, Eric R
Principal Investigator
6023254505

Business Contact:

1 r43 ar40799-01
Small Business Information at Submission:

Western Research Company, Inc.
2127 E Speedway, Suite 209 Tucson, AZ 85719

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