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A System for Remote Monitoring of Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy (CLDI)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
R43HL112460
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
NHLBI
Solicitation Number:
PA11-096
Small Business Information
ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
6901 E FISH LAKE RD, STE 190 MAPLE GROVE, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A System for Remote Monitoring of Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy (CLDI)
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL112460-01
Award Amount: $192,708.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project aims to develop technology that facilitates care of infants that are typically in transition from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The focus of this technology is to monitor the conditions associated with chronic lung disease of infancy (CLDI), a group of respiratory diseases that usually evolves from an acute respiratory disorder experienced by a newborn infant. Advances in perinatal care, changes in health care economics, and research suggesting a negative impact of prolonged hospitalization on development of the preterm newborn have influenced discharge practices for infants with CLDI. The home environment has increasingly been recognized as the optimal setting for medically stable, technology assisted infants to receive the complex and demanding care they require. Infants in the NICU are commonly connected to multiple pieces of equipment and monitors. While this lifesaving technology is a necessary part of providing care to these infants, the many wires can also add to the complexity of caring for these infants, particularly in a home environment with untrained personnel. Very recent advances in electronic components allow miniature wireless medical instrumentation to be developed that are ofa size and weight appropriate for a wearable neonate application. The phase I program will develop wireless instrumentation. A clinical study is planned for phase II. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Chronic lung disease of infancy (CLDI) is a group of pulmonary disorders that start in the neonatal period. Often the inciting factor is bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic condition that usually evolves after premature birth and respiratory distress syndrome due to surfactant deficiency. BPD is the most common pulmonary morbidity in preterm infants and affects approximately 5,000 to 10,000 infants in the United States each year

Principal Investigator:

Paul L. Gibson
763-463-4814
pgibson@ame-corp.com

Business Contact:

Tom Hendrickson
763-515-5353
thendrickson@ame-corp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
6901 E FISH LAKE RD, STE 190 MAPLE GROVE, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 141169382
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No