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A Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Catheter for Organ and Vascular Access

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R42HL093879-02A1
Agency Tracking Number: R42HL093879
Amount: $764,687.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NHLBI
Solicitation Number: PA14-071
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-12-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-30
Small Business Information
Baltimore, MD 21210-2724
United States
DUNS: 079768582
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (410) 467-4544
Business Contact
Phone: (410) 467-4544
Research Institution
United States

 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Safe and reliable access to major blood vessels and internal organs will be beneficial to patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer An interventional catheter with forward viewing ultrasound imaging capability will be developed to enable image guided access to blood vessels and internal organs Phase experiments demonstrate feasibility of building a high resolution forward viewing ultrasound array and its ability to yield clinical quality images of ex vivo tissue This Phase SBIR proposal seeks to build on the Phase results and develop a clinical prototype of the device Furthermore we will demonstrate feasibility and safety of the device in its exemplary clinical uses in pre clinical testing and in proof of concept human studies We will build a high frequency small aperture forward viewing ultrasound transducer characterize it and test it with various iterations of plastc multi lumen catheters in experimental models and humans In particular studies will seek to demonstrate the device ability to track the device tip in real time and guide it to specific target in the model and human studies This phase proposal will provide experimental pre clinical and clinical proof of concept and requisite data to select the best candidate prototype for clinica use and will position the device for regulatory approval and sale No such device is currently available in the market and the successful development of a clinically implementable device has immense commercial potential by its ability to contribute significantly to the advancement and expansion of minimally invasive medical procedures PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE This Phase SBIR proposal seeks to develop a clinical prototype of an ultrasound guided interventional device and to demonstrate feasibility and safety of the device for particular exemplary clinical uses in experimental models and pilot human testing

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