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Anesthesia Ventilator for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1200
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-015-0167
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2014.A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-06-04
Small Business Information
PO Box 141140
Gainesville, FL -
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
Title: President
Phone: (352) 226-1111
Research Institution
 National Marine Mammal Foundation
 Stephanie Venn-Watson
2240 Shelter Island Drive Ste 200
San Diego, CA 32106-
United States

 (619) 993-1440
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Innovative Veterinary Medicine, Inc. will conceptualize and design an anesthesia ventilator named DolVent specifically designed to meet the unique physiologic requirements of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. The significance of the DolVent ventilator will be its ability to properly support normal respiratory function in anesthetized animals using ventilation modes that mimic the natural breathing patterns of these animals and best manage their respiratory mechanics. To best meet these goals, DolVent will minimally include Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) and Apneustic Anesthesia Ventilation (AAV) modes. The ventilator will be designed with commercially available components and be compatible and operable with commercially available human and large animal veterinary gas anesthesia systems. The species-specific features of the DolVent ventilator will meet a modern set of biomedical criteria to maximize safety, durability and efficacy. In addition, DolVent will be fully deployable and meet compatibility/conditional standards for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities. A removable electronic, enhanced user interface (EUI) will be designed to improve and simplify user application of DolVent"s capabilities. A Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist recognized as a global authority on anesthesia of both California sea lions and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and will oversee concept, design, and prototype development.

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

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