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RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED INTO OPTICAL FIBER-COUPLED FLUORESCENT SENSORS FOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1503
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1503
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Abel Company
PO Box 192-A, SR 774 Pembroke, VA 24136
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED INTO OPTICAL FIBER-COUPLED FLUORESCENT SENSORS FOR THE CONTINUOUS IN VIVO MONITORING OF BLOOD GASES.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED INTO OPTICAL FIBER-COUPLED FLUORESCENT SENSORS FOR THE CONTINUOUS IN VIVO MONITORING OF BLOOD GASES. THE PURPOSE OF PHASE I IS TO IDENTIFY FLUORESCENT CHEMICAL SYSTEMS SPECIFICALLY SENSITIVE TO PH, PO2, PCO2, AND TEMPERATURE. FROM THESE IDENTIFIED SYSTEMS, A SELECTION WILL BE MADE OF THOSE COMPATIBLE FOR USE IN A MIXED SENSOR PROBE. THE GOAL OF THIS STUDY IS TO MINIMIZE THE NUMBER OF SEPARATE FIBERS REQUIRED TO MEET THE NEED FOR A LOW COST BLOOD GAS SENSING RADIAL ARTERY CATHETER. THIS STUDY HAS IMPLICATIONS IN BOTH IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF INTENSIVE CARE FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY REDUCING COSTS THROUGH REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF CLINICAL LABORATORY TEST SAMPLES REQUIRED DURING THE COURSE OF TREATMENT. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT A COMMERCIAL MARKET FOR FULLY-SENSED RADIAL ARTERY CATHETERS COSTING UNDER $65 WILL APPROACH 1/4 MILLION UNITS WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF ITS INTRODUCTION. THIS RESEARCH HAS IMPLICATIONS IN SEVERAL PHS RESEARCH AREAS INCLUDING, THE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM AND IN THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS: HEART AND VASCULAR DISEASE, LUNG DISEASES, AND RESEARCH RESOURCES.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth abel
DIRECTOR
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Small Business Information at Submission:

The Abel Company
Pembroke, VA 24136

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