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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Improvements in Scintillation Technology for Detection of Nuclear Radiation

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07004

    High-resolution scintillation crystals and crystal arrays are important components of current and future handheld and arrayed detectors (used for DOD/DTRA applications), and scintillation spectrometers (routinely used in high energy physics research, medical imaging, diffraction, homeland security, nuclear waste clean-up, nuclear treaty verification and safeguards, and geological exploration). Un ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: DTRA08005

    Until now gamma radiation detection has required large single crystals of sensitive materials that are difficult to produce consistently on an industrial scale. In collaboration with a research group at the University of Texas at Arlington, Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of nanocomposite scintillator materials. The radiation detection characteristics of the synthetic nanoparticles in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. A PERIODONTAL TEMPERATURE PROBE

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PERIODONTAL TEMPERATURE PROBE WITH RESPONSE TIME AND SENSITIVITY CHARACTERISTICS WHICH CAN POTENTIALLY PROVIDE AN OBJECTIVE AND SIMPLE DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUE IN ASSESSING PERIODONTAL DISEASE ACTIVITY. STUDIES HAVE SUGGESTED THAT INFLAMED SULCI ARE ACCOMPANIED BY ELEVATED TEMPERATURE INDICATIONS. CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, S ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. IN VIVO COINCIDENCE XRF MEASUREMENTS FOR HEAVY METALS

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    X-RAY FLUORESCENCE (XRF) IS THE MOST PRECISE METHOD OF MEASURING BODY AND ORGAN BURDENS OF HEAVY METALS IN VIVO. HOWEVER, THE REQUIRED PRECISION FOR SCREENING OF CHRONICALLYLOW-LEVEL-EXPOSED POPULATIONS FOR THESE METALS, IN PARTICULAR LEAD AND MERCURY, IS BETWEEN 5 AND 20 TIMES GREATER THAN ACHIEVABLE BY CURRENT METHODS. THIS PROJECT DESCRIBES AN INNOVATIVE VARIATION OF XRF THAT CAN PROVIDE AN IMP ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. CONTINUOUS, AUTOMATED CONTROL OF IABP TIMING

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTRA-AORTIC BALLOON PUMP (IABP) THERAPY IS DEPENDENT ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL VARIABLES, PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF WHICH IS THE SETTING OF IABP TIMING OF INFLATION AND DEFLATION RELATIVE TO THE CARDIAC CYCLE. THE OPTIMIZATION OF TIMING IS CURRENTLY HANDLED MANUALLY, DELEGATED TO A PUMP TECHNICIAN OR PERFUSIONIST, AND IS UPDATED ANYWHERE FROM SEVERAL TIMES AN HOUR TO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Tubular Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    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 temporary circulatory support in pediatric patients is being performed with ECMO or centrifugal pumps, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Miniature Elctrohydraulic Total Artificial Heart

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    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 inThis disadvantage of these systems, however, is their relatively large size. Continuous flow systemssim ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Remote Suture Placement--Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    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 aretechniques which are not yet standard laparoscopic techniques. A basic surgical technique necessarythe ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Development of Calcification Resistant Valve Prosthesis

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    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 surfacestress only exacerbates the problem. This work is based on the hypothesis that calcification along fa ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Laparoscopic Enterocystoplasty with Laser Welding

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Health and Human Services
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