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INDWELLING FISTULA ACCESS DEVICE (IFAD) FOR HEMODIALYSIS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7215
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7215
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASH ACCESS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3601 SAGAMORE PARKWAY N STE B LAFAYETTE, IN 47904 5033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: INDWELLING FISTULA ACCESS DEVICE (IFAD) FOR HEMODIALYSIS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

EFFECTIVE HEMODIALYSIS REQUIRES A BLOOD FLOW OF 250 TO 300 ML/MINUTE. THE USUAL METHOD FOR OBTAINING THIS BLOOD ISTO PLACE TWO LARGE NEEDLES INTO A FISTULA (ARTERIALIZED VEIN) OR A GRAFT (PTFE CONDUIT BETWEEN ARTERY AND VEIN). BOTH NEEDLES ARE REMOVED AT THE END OF EACH TREATMENT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO FURTHER DEVELOP AN INDWELLING FISTULA ACCESS DEVICE (IFAD) THAT CAN BE INSERTEDINTO A FISTULA OR GRAFT, LEFT IN PLACE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS OR MONTHS, AND USED FOR NUMEROUS HEMODIALYSIS TREATMENTS. BLOOD ACCESS WOULD THEN BE RAPID, PAINLESS, AND BLOODLESS. THE IFAD WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FROM TWO SIZES OF STAINLESS-STEEL NEEDLE STOCK. A 20-GAUGE NEEDLE WITH POINT IS WELDED INTO THE FRONT OF A 17-GAUGE NEEDLE, NEAR A SIDE HOLE IN THE LARGER NEEDLE (FOR BLOOD REMOVAL OR RETURN). THE SMALL NEEDLE IS INSERTED FIRST INTO THE FISTULA OR GRAFT, AND ROTATION BRINGS THIS NEEDLE THROUGH THE SKIN, WHERE A CAP IS PLACED TO CLOSE IT AND TO STABILIZE THE DEVICE. THE ROTATION ALSO BRINGS THE SIDE HOLE OF THE 17-GAUGE NEEDLE INTO THE FISTULA. ANIMAL TESTS WITH A SIMILAR 16-GAUGE DEVICE HAVE SHOWN THAT THE IFAD CAN BE LEFT IN PLACE FOR UP TO 4 MONTHS WITHOUT CLOTTING, PHLEBITIS, OR INFECTION. THIS IMPRESSIVE BIOCOMPATIBILITY IS DUE TO IMMOBILIZATION OF THE DEVICE AND TO AVOIDING THE TRAUMA OF A NEEDLE POINT WITHIN THE FISTULA. DURING THIS PROJECT, IN VITRO TESTS WILL DETERMINE THE HYDRAULIC RESISTANCE OF THE IFAD. ANIMAL TESTS WILL DETERMINE THE LONGEVITY, BIOCOMPATIBILITY, RESISTANCE TO INFECTION, AND EASE OF REMOVAL OF THE DEVICE. IF THESE TESTS ARE SUCCESSFUL, AN INVESTIGATIONAL DEVICE EXEMPTION (IDE) PROPOSAL WILL BE PREPARED FOR SUBMISSION TO THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR HUMAN TESTING OF THE DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen r ash md
3174639540

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ash Medical Systems Inc
2701-b Kent Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906

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