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  1. A universal TET system for implanted life support systems

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ultimate objective of this proposed program is the commercialization of a universal transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) system with a high performance implantable battery. This integrated power system will be adapt able to a host of next generation fully implantable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems. To date, fully implantable systems (i.e. the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Integration of Lumbar Extensor Muscle Strengthening with Ergonomic Seating

    SBC: ABOVE FITNESS PRODUCTS, LTD            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This grant proposes an innovative approach to prevent low back pain and injury associated with prolonged seating. Specifically, we propose to integrate lumbar extensor muscle strengthening with ergonomic task seating. By doing so, we will provide the public with a means to address two primary causes of low back pain and injury: 1) poor or prolonged seating po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Novel Catheter for Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

    SBC: Thermedical Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ischemic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a contributing cause to more than half of the 300,000 sudden cardiac deaths that occur annually in the United States. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are the stand ard therapy but they are expensive the total cost of an ICD implant approaches 50,000 and the United States spends more than 2.2B on these im ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Demand Driven Healthcare Scheduling using Flexible Shifts and Monte Carlo Simulat

    SBC: ACME EXPRESS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The shortage of healthcare workers is accelerating. An longer-living, ageing population is demanding more medical service while healthcare worker retirements and high turnover is decreasing the worker pool. Shortages ca n be reduced or eliminated by scheduling only the number of staff needed to meet the hour-by-hour demand for medical service and using flexible ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Advanced Hybrid Thermoelectric-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Energy Conversion for High Efficiency Portable Power

    SBC: Atrex Energy, Inc.            Topic: OSD08EP4

    The proposal would provide the design and basic product development work to augment the power generation efficiency of fuel cells developed by Acumentrics Corp. by converting waste heat into electricity by highly efficient thermoelectric (TE) power generation. Three paths will be explored in Phase I to add a TE generator to the SOFC. The first will explore the use of a material that is used in co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Marine Portable Power Unit

    SBC: Atrex Energy, Inc.            Topic: N06105

    A conceptual design of a battery charging station with UPS back-up capability was completed under contract M67854-C-6509. The resulting system can charge up to twelve BB-2590 batteries at the maximum charging current (to minimize charging time) and provide 1000 Watts of back-up power (both AC and DC outputs are provided) for at least one hour. Individual batteries can be hot-swapped for field us ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Ultra-Dense Three-Dimensional Electronics for Space

    SBC: R3LOGIC, INC.            Topic: AF073099

    R3Logic, Inc., in collaboration with Tezzaron Semiconductor will develop a rad-hard multi-core embedded processor / memory system that will be fabricated in a multi-layer 3-D integrated circuit. Phase I will focus on the system design. We will complete the RTL to GDSII synthesis of the processor and system components. The stack will incorporate Tezzaron’s patented 3-D Octopus memory, which has b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Improved microbial formulations, strains and systems to increase crop yield and control disease.

    SBC: ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL MARKETING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Today, the American farmer and consumer is looking for nontoxic products to control pests. Biological control and related technologies have the potential to provide these nontoxic solutions for the control of plant pests and to increase plant growth and yield. Among the direct effects of biocontrol agents are: (a) disease control through induced resistance, (b) increased growth of roots and shoots ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Defining Therapeutic Potential of Clonal Stem Cell Populations using Targeted Nan

    SBC: OCATA THERAPEUTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Project Summary Embryonic stem cells offer considerable potential for cell replacement therapy where cells have been lost to injury or disease because of their capacity for continual self renewal and ability to differentiate into virtually any cell type or tissue. Currently, however the process by which human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) differentiate into various mature functional cell types is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Modeling and Simulation for Robust Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Manufacturing Processes

    SBC: AltaSim TechNologies, LLC            Topic: AF081038

    Increasing the power density of current jet aircraft engines requires the replacement of conventional high temperature materials by new materials capable of operating at higher temperatures. Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) represent excellent candidates for increased use in hot engine parts due to their ability to withstand temperatures in excess of 2000 C. Due to the complexity of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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