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Reproductive Medicine Phototherapy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22114
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22114
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APOLLO LIGHT SYSTEMS, INC.
947 South 500 East Suite 210 American Fork, UT 84003 4003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Reproductive Medicine Phototherapy
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,825.00
 

Abstract:

Recent studies have shown that light has surprising neuroendocrine and anti-depressant effects in humans. Prompted by these findings, a UCSD group has three times replicated a 1967 study by Dewan showing that an ordinary bedside light can influence menstrual cyclicity. Before we can even begin to research the parameters of light effects in reproductive medicine, more sophisticated lighting devices are needed. In this Phase I application, we will develop a bedside NiteLite lighting device suitable for application to menstrual problems, validate the electronic functioning of the instrument, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the instrument in altering menstrual cyclicity. The focus of Phase I is electronic device development. Later, in Phase II, we will characterize the endocrine responses of patients to night lights and to determine the parameters of illumination which produce the most valuable clinical effects.

Principal Investigator:

Henry C. Savage Jr.
8012262370

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apollo Light Systems, Inc.
352 West 1060 South Orem, UT 84058

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