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MINIATURE IMPLANTABLE TRANSCUTANEOUS OPTICAL DATA LINK

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16773
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16773
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: MINIATURE IMPLANTABLE TRANSCUTANEOUS OPTICAL DATA LINK
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

BETWEEN COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND QUADRI/PARAPLEGICS, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 700,000 PERSONS IN THE U. S. WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM PROSTHETICS UTILIZING NEURAL OR NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION. SUCH SYSTEMS REQUIRE IMPLANTABLE, HIGH-SPEED, BI-DIRECTIONAL, TRANSCUTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION IMMUNE TO VARIATIONS IN THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT. TO DATE, DATA LINKS INDEVELOPMENT ARE NOT PROJECTED TO MEET THE COMBINED NEEDS OF SPEED AND INTEGRITY. THIS GRANT IS A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PHASEI FOR AN OPTICAL DATA LINK WITH TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY IN THE MEGABIT PER SECOND RANGE. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL INCORPORATE A PROTOTYPE DATA LINK SYSTEM INTO AN OF-THE-SHELF TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM VERIFY ITS PERFORMANCE. THE DESIGN IS FLEXIBLE IN NATURE TO ALLOW SIMPLE INCORPORATION INTO A VARIETY OF PROSTHETIC DEVICES. PHASE II WOULD COMPLETE SUCH AN INCORPORATION, MINIATURIZE, AND DO IN VIVO TESTING. BETWEEN COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND QUADRI/PARAPLEGICS, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 700,000 PERSONS IN THE U. S. WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM PROSTHETICS UTILIZING NEURAL OR NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION. SUCH SYSTEMS REQUIRE IMPLANTABLE, HIGH-SPEED, BI-DIRECTIONAL, TRANSCUTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION IMMUNE TO VARIATIONS IN THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT. TO DATE, DATA LINKS INDEVELOPMENT ARE NOT PROJECTED TO MEET THE COMBINED NEEDS OF SPEED AND INTEGRITY. THIS GRANT IS A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PHASEI FOR AN OPTICAL DATA LINK WITH TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY IN THE MEGABIT PER SECOND RANGE. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL INCORPORATE A PROTOTYPE DATA LINK SYSTEM INTO AN OF-THE-SHELF TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM VERIFY ITS PERFORMANCE. THE DESIGN IS FLEXIBLE IN NATURE TO ALLOW SIMPLE INCORPORATION INTO A VARIETY OF PROSTHETIC DEVICES. PHASE II WOULD COMPLETE SUCH AN INCORPORATION, MINIATURIZE, AND DO IN VIVO TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

Burt 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