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FIBEROPTIC ACOUSTIC PROBE FOR PULSED LASER LITHOTRIPSY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7999
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7999
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHYRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1950 Cordell Court Suite 104 El Cajon, CA 92020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: FIBEROPTIC ACOUSTIC PROBE FOR PULSED LASER LITHOTRIPSY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP AN ACOUSTIC MONITORING DEVICE FOR LASER LITHOTRIPSY. THE ACOUSTIC MONITOR UNDER CONSIDERATION IS A FIBEROPTIC SENSOR BASED ON A NOVEL MEASUREMENT CONCEPT. IN-VITRO RESULTS TO DATE HAVE SHOWN CONSIDERABLE PROMISE FOR ACOUSTIC MONITORING, IN GENERAL, AS AN EXTREMELY VALUABLE, NON-VISUAL DIAGNOSTIC FOR LASER FRAGMENTATION OF URINARY ANDBILIARY TRACT CALCULI. THIS PROGRAM SEEKS TO DEVELOP AS MINIATURIZED IN-SITU PROBE THAT WOULD OFFER SUBSTANTIAL CLINICAL ADVANTAGE OVER CURRENT-TECHNOLOGY ULTRASONIC PROBES. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES IN PHASE I ARE TO (1) DETERMINE THE QUANTITATIVE FIBEROPTIC SENSOR RESPONSE TO CONTINUOUS HYDROACOUSTIC WAVES OF VARIOUS FREQUENCIES AND (2) DETERMINE ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES FOR BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS EXPOSED TO INTENSE LASER PULSES. TAKEN TOGETHER, THESE OBJECTIVES CONSTITUTE A TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION FOR THE PROPOSED DIAGNOSTIC CONCEPT. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM, A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II PROGRAM SHOULD BE INITIATED TO PROVIDE THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT FOR A VIABLE FIBEROPTIC DIAGNOSTIC PROBE AND TO TEST THE PROBE IN-VIVO. A PRINCIPALOBJECTIVE OF SUCH A PROGRAM WOULD BE TO DEVELOP A SIGNAL PROCESSING SCHEME CONVERTING THE FIBEROPTIC SIGNAL TO A MEANINGFUL AUDIBLE RESPONSE.

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Physical Sciences Inc
603 King St Alexandria, VA 22314

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