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Epidural Electrodes for FES Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
25234
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25234
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION 12740 SAN FERNANDO RD SYLMAR, CA 91342
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Epidural Electrodes for FES Applications
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 NS33014-1,
Award Amount: $73,467.00
 

Abstract:

An implantable, multi-channel epidural electrode for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is to bedeveloped which will have improved installation and operational features compared to the current stateof the art. The most common applications for SCS is the treatment of chronic, intractable pain, andvascular insufficiency (Europe). The significant failure rate and reduced therapeutic effect for earlyelectrode designs was due to lead migration and proper placement. Multi-contact systems were laterdeveloped to minimize the number of surgeries required to reposition electrodes. Today's electrodeshave up to eight contacts, however, lead migration and placement is still a problem. In addition to leadmigration, mechanical failures and the limited number of active contacts available with contemporaryleads has limited the therapeutic effectiveness of SCS. It would be a significant benefit to SCS patientsif more robust, reliable and higher current density electrodes could be provided. We intend to rely uponour experience in producing cardiac pacing leads and other stimulation electrodes to develop a newepidural electrode which utilizes materials, manufacturing processes, and design techniques resulting inan electrode with significantly improved characteristics.

Principal Investigator:

Primoz Strojnik
8183627588

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Bionics Corp.
12740 San Fernando Road Sylmar, CA 91342

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