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Anesthesia Ventilator for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-16-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-015-0167
Amount: $767,717.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T015
Solicitation Number: 14.A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-11
Small Business Information
10238 SW 96th Way
Gainesville, FL 32608
United States
DUNS: 628090511
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Bailey
 (352) 226-1111
Business Contact
 James Bailey
Phone: (352) 226-1111
Research Institution
 National Marine Mammal Foundation
 Stephanie Venn-Watson Stephanie Venn-Watson
2240 Shelter Island Drive Ste 200
San Diego, CA 32106
United States

 (619) 993-1440
 Nonprofit College or University

Innovative Veterinary Medicine, Inc. has conceptualized and designed an anesthesia ventilator named DolVent™ specifically for the Navy Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. The DolVent™ ventilator design will support the normal physiologic state of these animals using ventilation modes mimicking their natural breathing including the modes of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) and Apneustic Anesthesia Ventilation (AAV). The ventilator has been designed with commercially available components to be compatible and operable with commercially available human and large animal veterinary gas anesthesia systems, and is currently in Phase I Option design finalization. The ventilator will be fully deployable and meet compatibility/conditional standards for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities. A removable microprocessor control and enhanced user interface (EUI) is designed to improve and simplify user application of the various modes of ventilation. The DolVent™ ventilator with EUI will be fully prototyped and mechanically bench tested in Phase II. The prototype ventilator will then be fully safety tested on domestic species, and tested for efficacy prior to testing on Navy animals. A Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist recognized as a global authority on anesthesia of both California sea lions and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins is overseeing concept, design and prototype development.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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