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CONTINUOUS, AUTOMATED CONTROL OF IABP TIMING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13914
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13914
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ABIOMED, INC.
22 CHERRY HILL DRIVE DANVERS, MA 01923-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CONTINUOUS, AUTOMATED CONTROL OF IABP TIMING
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTRA-AORTIC BALLOON PUMP (IABP) THERAPY IS DEPENDENT ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL VARIABLES, PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF WHICH IS THE SETTING OF IABP TIMING OF INFLATION AND DEFLATION RELATIVE TO THE CARDIAC CYCLE. THE OPTIMIZATION OF TIMING IS CURRENTLY HANDLED MANUALLY, DELEGATED TO A PUMP TECHNICIAN OR PERFUSIONIST, AND IS UPDATED ANYWHERE FROM SEVERAL TIMES AN HOUR TO CONTINUOUSLY. THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE USES THE ARTERIAL PRESSURE WAVEFORM TO MONITOR PERFORMANCE. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN, HOWEVER, THAT THERE IS AN OPTIMAL TIME FOR THE BEGINNING OF INFLATION AND DEFLATION, AND THAT THIS TIME IS RELATED TO THE OPENING AND CLOSING OF HEART VALVES. THIS RESEARCH IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING A SYSTEM THAT UTILIZES PHONOCARDIOGRAPHIC HEART SOUNDS S1 AND S2 FOR TIMING REFERENCES IN THE CARDIAC CYCLE AND CONTROLS AN IABP AUTOMATICALLY THEREFROM. THE SYSTEM WOULD USE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TO DETECT S1 AND S2 AND SET THE TIMING OF THE IABP ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS, THEREBY PROVIDING SUPERIOR THERAPY WITH A LOWER REQUIREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERVENTION. A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL BE BUILT AND TESTED IN VIVO, COMPARING ITS TIMING TO THAT SET BY AN EXPERIENCED CLINICIAN. THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM WILL BE AN ADD-ON UNIT TO COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE BALLOON PUMPS.

Principal Investigator:

Burt D Ochs
5087775410

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Abiomed Inc
33 Cherry Hill Dr Danvers, MA 01923

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