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SBIR TOPIC 106, FAST-TRACK - ACTIVE MRI NEEDLE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 75N92019C00009
Agency Tracking Number: 75N92019C00009-P00001-9999-0
Amount: $1,998,853.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 106
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
39 ABBOT ST
ANDOVER, MA 01810-4003
United States
DUNS: 025267580
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nasser Rafiee
 (978) 973-7617
 nasser.rafiee@transmuralsystems.com
Business Contact
 Nasser Rafiee
Phone: (978) 973-7617
Email: nasser.rafiee@transmuralsystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Topic 106, Active MRI Needle, was advertised in Program Solicitation PHS 2019-1.Needle access to deep organs is common to numerous catheter, radiological, and surgical procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, including access to blood vessels, pericardial and cardiac chambers, viscera, etc.MRI operation affords exquisite imaging and delineation of soft tissue beyond what is afforded by X-ray fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound guidance.“Passive” needles visualized solely by their material properties, afford inadequate tracking and visualization into and around precise or precious structures.“Active” MRI catheter devices contain electronic elements to accomplish MRI visibility.The goal of this project is to develop an active MRI needle and all necessary accessories for MRI-guided active needle access in patients.Under Phase II, the work will include testing and regulatory development of the actively visualized needle system which they developed.

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