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INFRARED FLUORESCENT GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19199
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19199
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INFRARED FLUORESCENT GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROJECT WILL BE A SERIES OF PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE EXPERIMENTS DESIGNED TO SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF USING INFRARED FLORESCENCE TO DETECT BLOOD FLOW IN THE SUBMUCOSA OF THE HUMAN GUT. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY RETROFITTING A SIGMOIDOSCOPE FOR IMAGING IN THE NEAR IR. THE SENSITIVITY OF THIS SYSTEM TO DETECT FLORESCENCE FROM THE DYE INDOCYANINE GREEN INDUCED BY IRRADIATION WITH A NEAR IR LASER DIODE WILL BE DETERMINED. THE EFFECTIVE DEPTH OF TISSUE THROUGH WHICH SUCH A SYSTEM CAN IMAGE WILL BE DETERMINED. THE COMPLETION OF THESE STUDIES WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO DETERMINE THE EFFICACY OF THIS TYPE OF IMAGING SYSTEM. A POSITIVE RESULT WOULD SUGGEST THAT THIS SYSTEM COULD BE MORE SENSITIVE AND MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN THE PRESENTLY USED FLUORESCEIN FLU0RESCENT FLOWMETRY.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L Craine
6023254505

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Western Research Company Inc
2127 East Speedway Tucson, AZ 85719

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