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Novel Power Supply for Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65647
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL069711
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Novel Power Supply for Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HL069711-02
Award Amount: $749,958.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An improved external power supply for left ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts is proposed. The presently used rechargeable battery packs are heavy and require frequent recharging. Since the cardiac patients who use these devices must carry the power supplies, improved patient mobility and quality of life would be provided by a lightweight instantly refuelable power supply. A lightweight, compact, safe and reliable direct methanol fuel cell would fulfill this need. The Phase I program demonstrated a simplified direct methanol fuel cell based on a novel method for supplying the fuel to the fuel cell. The fuel cell will be further developed in the proposed Phase II program, with improvements in fuel cell performance and weight reduction. A simplified fuel cell system will be developed through system modeling and planned experiments. The program will culminate in fabrication and demonstration of a prototype miniaturized 10 W, 80 Whr power supply.

Principal Investigator:

Cecelia C. Cropley
7815290506
CCROPLEY@GINERINC.COM

Business Contact:

Anthony Laconti
7818997270
ALACONTI@GINERINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

GINER ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
GINER ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS 89 RUMFORD AVE NEWTON, MA 02466

EIN/Tax ID: 043515357
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No