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Cervical Cancer Screening by Enhanced Direct Inspection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22024
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22024
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: 1993
Title: Cervical Cancer Screening by Enhanced Direct Inspection
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal is to develop an improved vaginal speculum that will incorporate a magnifying lens permitting a more detailed inspection of the cervix during routine pelvic exams. This improved speculum will potentially have a significant impact on reducing the number of false negative cervical cancer screening exams and essentially no impact on the cost of screening. Phase I will determine the optimal optical configuration that is compatible with the physical constraints of the speculum. The advantage of this system for the direct visualization of the cervix will be evaluated by conducting a detailed relative operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. In addition, the design for the integration of this optical component as a convenient improvement of a disposable vaginal speculum will be completed.

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