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Hematopoietic Cell Expansion System

Company: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: Bone marrow transplant (BMT) is an extraordinarily rapidly growing field, and the number of transplants in the U. S. is expected to grow from a current rate of 15,000 per year to over 100,000 per year by 1995. This rapid expansion is due to the diversity in the types of bone marrow transplantation… more

Expansion of Stem Cells From CD34-Enriched Populations

Company: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: In vitro expansion of hematopoietic cells finds many applications in the clinic. This technique hasexpanding CD34+ cells for transplantation/re infusion, although most of the technology has consistedcultures in which there is variable CFUGM expansions and failure to maintain LTC IC (long term… more

A TRIMODE POWER PROCESSOR TO OPTIMIZE PHOTOVOLTAIC, BATTERY, AND DIESEL-GENERATOR SOURCES FOR ECONOMIC STAND-ALONE POWER PLANTS

Company: Abacus Controls, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: A HYBRID POWER PLANT, CONSISTING OF A DIESEL GENERATOR, A BATTERY FOR ENERGY STORAGE, A PHOTO-VOLTAIC ARRAY OR OTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE, AND AN INVERTER/BATTERY CHARGER, WILL BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE BOTH WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPING WORLD WHERE… more

Choosing a Plan for Minority & Undeserved Workers

Company: ABACUS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: As the ability to communicate with the health care system becomes more important, there isa risk that minority populations, particularly non-English speaking and undeserved persons, will fallfurther behind in the level of care they receive. We are currently developing a general healthcare planfor… more

Comprehensive Occupational Safety Training (Cost)

Company: ABACUS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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COMPREHENSIVE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY TRAINING (COST)

Company: ABACUS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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Tubular Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: The use of dedicated pulsatile ventricular support devices (VAD) for circulatory support is becoming an accepted treatment modality for adult patients requiring support due to post-cardiotomy pump failure or post-AMI cariogenic shock; the VAD could also be used as a bridge to transplant. Although… more

Miniature Elctrohydraulic Total Artificial Heart

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: The limited availability of donor hearts for people with end stage heart failure has driven the condevelopment of mechanical circulatory support systems (MCSSs). MCSSs can be broadly classified intocontinuous flow systems. Pulsatile systems drive blood indirectly through blood pumps, resulting… more

Remote Suture Placement--Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: Minimal access abdominal surgery through the laparoscope has generally replaced surgical procedureslaparotomy for several common procedures, including cholecystectomy and appendectomy. More complicatgastrointestinal operations are also being attempted laparoscopically. Many of these procedures… more

Development of Calcification Resistant Valve Prosthesis

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: Calcification of blood contacting surfaces has been the key impediment to the development of polymevalve prostheses and other polymeric implantables. The deposition of calcium plaques as hydroxyapatiand potentially leads to valve dysfunction. That calcification proceeds preferentially along… more

Laparoscopic Enterocystoplasty with Laser Welding

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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Bearingless Disposable Centrifugal Blood Pump

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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Optical Link for Cryogenic FPA Readout Using Si Circuitry and Thin Film Emitters, Detectors, and Modulators

Company: Abj Integration Technologies, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: Standard Digital CMOS silicon circuits will have high quality Thin Film emitters, and modulators integrated on to the silicon using epitaxial liftoff and results in low cost opto-electronics in the near future. ABJ Integration is a leader in the field and proposes to design an optimized FPA readout… more

Head Conductivities for Brain Source Localization

Company: ABRATECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: DSL (Dipole Source Localization) is an important advance in evoked potential research because it prinformation on the location of equivalent dipole generators within the brain, and also separates thesimultaneously-active generators. Since evoked responses are used in both research and in the… more

Middle Latency Auditory Evoked Responses at 40 Hz Rate

Company: ABRATECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: This research relates to evoked response testing of humans. The goal is to develop and test a methorecording the middle-latency auditory evoked-potential, to click or tone-pip stimuli at stimulus rep60 Hz, including 40 Hz. This may provide a test of cortical function which is especially sensitive… more

Source Localization Head Shapes from External Measures

Company: ABRATECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: Our goal is to develop external head shape/skull parameter measurement techniques which will permitconstruction of Boundary Element Method (BEM) head shape models to improve Dipole Source Localizatioprocedures, useful in analyzing brain Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) and magnetoencephalograms… more

Abductive Power System Control and Diagnostics

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this effort is to demonstrate a superior prototype diagnostic system and controller for electrical power systems based on AbTech's abductive polynomial network technology. This technology enables designers to semi-automatically model the complex and dynamic behavior of very… more

Integrated Avionics Information Processing Development

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: Intelligent processing of battlefield sensor data information provides substantial force-multiplying benefits. The timely and cost-effective leveraging of information provides a significant advantage over adversaries who do not possess comparable information processing capabilities. Among these… more

VOICE ASSISTED MISSION PLANNING VIA NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING ABDUCTIVE NETWORKS

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1995 / 1
Abstract: AbTech will survey the hardware and software available to determine what capabilities should be included in a natural language understanding mission planning assistant. A language parsing and encoding system in ANN will be used to parse and encode ASCII outpuf resulting from a voice recognition… more

Aim Telemetry Expert Analyst & Monitor

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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Advanced Flight Control Diagnostics And Reconfiguration

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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Data Fusion for Timely Screening of Treaty Verification Data

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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Sensor Fusion through Advanced Computing Techniques

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1995 / 1
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SS-SCAN! - SINGLE SWITCH CONTROL ACCESS FOR DOS AND WINDOWS SOFTWARE

Company: ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: THIS PROJECT DEVELOPS AND FIELDTESTS A COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE PACKAGE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE USERS OF SINGLE-SWITCH INPUT DEVICES CONTROL ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE, MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS, AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR IBM AND PC-COMPATIBLE COMPUTERS. THIS POPULATION INCLUDES INDIVIDUALS… more

Redesign of an OCU-Style MTV Model and Demonstration of Use in Command and Control

Company: Accel Software Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1995 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to extend the existing Message Translator and Validator (MTV) model's range of applicability for a variety of application areas and platforms. The MTV model is a scalable set of Ada code templates and generics that convert between external communication formats and… more