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A SELF-REGULATING PUMP CHAMBER FOR STANDARD ROLLER PUMPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7302
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7302
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adam Spence Corpon
Po Box 1467 Route 34 Wall, NJ 07719
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A SELF-REGULATING PUMP CHAMBER FOR STANDARD ROLLER PUMPS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $46,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ROLLER PUMP, USED TO PUMP BLOOD FLOW DURING CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS AND TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM CIRCULATORY SUPPORT, IS A CONSTANT-BLOOD-FLOW DEVICE. IT MAINTAINS CONSTANT FLOW INDEPENTLY OF THE CLINICALLY EXPECTED CHANGES IN INLET PRESSURES. A DECREASE IN BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE INLET OF THE PUMP WITHOUT A CONCOMITANT DECREASE IN PUMP SPEED CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE SUCTION LEADING TO AIR EMBOLISM, THROMBOSIS, AND DAMAGE BY THE "VENOUS" CANNULA TO THE VESSEL'S INTIMA OR, WITH A BUBBLE OXYGENATOR, THE EMPTYING OF THE OXYGENATOR, PUMPING AIR TO THE PATIENT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DESIGN, FABRICATE, AND EVALUATE A NEW, INNOVATIVE DISPOSABLE PUMP CHAMBER FOR THE STANDARD ROLLER PUMP THAT SELF-CONTROLS THE PUMP FLOW AS A FUNCTION OF INLET OR FILLING PRESSURE, MUCH LIKE THE NATURALHEART. THE PUMP CHAMBER CONSISTS OF AN EASILY COLLAPSIBLE THIN-WALL TUBING (TWT) HOUSED AND SEALED IN A STANDARD PUMP TUBING. THE INNER TWT SERVES TO PUMP BLOOD AND THE OUTER TUBING SERVES AS A MECHANICAL SUPPORT AND CONTROLLED PRESSURE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE TWT. THIS PUMP CHAMBER CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SAFETY DURING OPEN HEART SURGERY AND ALSOFUNCTION AS AN INEXPENSIVE, SELF-CONTROLLING MECHANISM FOR LONG-TERM CIRCULATORY SUPPORT.

Principal Investigator:

George repetti
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adam Spence Corpon
Po Box 1467 Route 34 Wall, NJ 07719

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