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PORTABLE OXYGEN-ENRICHER FOR INHALATION THERAPY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4962
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4962
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
A/g Technology Corp.
34 Wexford Street Needham, MA 02194
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: PORTABLE OXYGEN-ENRICHER FOR INHALATION THERAPY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $437,000.00
 

Abstract:

HOME CARE INHALATION THERAPY REQUIRES A READY SUPPLY OF OXYGEN FOR PATIENT COMFORT. UNFORTUNATELY, AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES FOR SUPPLYING OXYGEN ALL SUFFER FROM MAJOR DRAW- BACKS. THE MOST NOTABLE COMMON PROBLEM IS EXCESSIVE WEIGHT WHICH LIMITS PATIENT MOBILITY BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A TRULY PORTABLE HOME CARE UNIT FOR INHALATION THERAPY BASED UPON A/G TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT- ION'S RECENTLY DEVELOPED ADVANCED HOLLOW-FIBER MEMBRANE CARTRIDGES. THE HOLLOW-FIBER MEMBRANE GEOMETRY IS EXCEPT- IONALLY COMPACT AND CAN BE HOUSED IN LIGHTWEIGHT, PLASTIC HOUSINGS. THIS COMPACTNESS, COMBINED WITH THE HIGH OXYGEN PRODUCTIVITY OF THE A/G TECHNOLOGY MEMBRANES MAY SERVE TO FREE CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) OUT- PATIENTS FROM OXYGEN SUPPLY SYSTEM PORTABILITY LIMITATIONS. A PORTABLE OXYGEN-GENERATING SYSTEM WILL BECOME AN IMPORTANTINNOVATION IN COPD OUTPATIENT CARE FOR THE ESTIMATED 450,000PATIENTS CURRENTLY RECEIVING INHALATION THERAPY AT HOME. THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL NOT BE LIMITED TO JUST THOSE PATIENTS WHO MUST HAVE PORTABLE OXYGENUNITS, RATHER IT IS APPLICABLE TO ALL COPD OUTPATIENTS SINCETHE PROPOSED HOLLOW-FIBER MEMBRANE UNIT OFFERS GREATER SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE COMPARED TO BOTTLED OXYGEN AND SIGNIFICANTLY QUIETER OPERATION THAN MOLECULAR SIEVE, PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION (PSA) OXYGEN "CONCENTRATORS."

Principal Investigator:

Dr Arye Gollan
Principal Investigator
6174495774

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

A/g Technology Corp.
34 Wexford Street Needham, MA 02194

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