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Vehicular power adapter for implanted blood pumps

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71019
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL078076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WHALEN BIOMEDICAL, INC
11 MILLER ST SOMERVILLE, MA 02143-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Vehicular power adapter for implanted blood pumps
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL078076-01
Award Amount: $100,525.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003 of electrically powered ventricular assist systems as destination therapy (i.e., as an alternative to cardiac transplantation), the number of patients with implanted electrically powered devices in the general population is going to steadily increase. While patients are now required to carry a spare primary battery with them at all times, patient compliance will likely become a concern of increasing importance, particularly as more elderly patients receive these implants. The goal for this program is the development of a power adapter that permits ventricular assist device (VAD) and total artificial heart (TAH) systems to safely draw power from the electrical system of most motor vehicles. The power adapter can be used as an emergency backup to normal power sources and/or as a convenience during long car trips. The power adapter is to be factory configurable to meet the power requirements of most, perhaps all, ventricular assist and total artificial heart systems.

Principal Investigator:

Craig W. Sherman
6178684433
CSHERMAN@WBMD.ORG

Business Contact:

Robert Whalen
6178684433
ROBERT@WHALEN.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

WHALEN BIOMEDICAL, INC.
11 MILLER STREET SOMERVILLE, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 042836765
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No