INTRODUCTION: PRESENT BLOOD GAS AND ELECTROLYTE INSTRUMENTATION IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR HOSPITAL USE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$52,135.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
21
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Biochem International Inc.
P.o. Box 13157, Milwaukee, WI, 53213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Joseph N.c. Lai
(414) 542-3100
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: PRESENT BLOOD GAS AND ELECTROLYTE INSTRUMENTATION IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR HOSPITAL USE. A FIELD UNIT MUST BE PORTABLE, TECHNICALLY EASY TO OPERATE, AND BE OPERATIONAL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER BEING TAKEN FROMSTORAGE OR HAVING BEEN TRANSPORTED. PROJECTED OBJECTIVE: THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE FIELDLABORATORY FOR MEASUREMENT OF BLOOD PO2, PCO2, PH, HCO 3, K K+. METHODS: THE FILED LABORATORY WILL BE DEVELOPED USING SENSOR TECHNOLOGY WHICH BIOCHEM IS PRESENTLY USING IN THEIR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS; A NON-GLASS POLYMERIC PH AND DUAL FUNCTION PH/PCO2 SENSOR FOR INTRAVASCULAR MEARSUREMENT ( USING BIOCHEM'S EXCLUSIVE H+ SELECTIVE MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY), A MUSCLE TISSUE PH SENSOR, TRANSCUTANEOUS PO2 AND PCO2 SENSORS AND ION SELECTIVE K+ MEMBRANE INTRAVASCULAR AND MUSCLE-TISSUE SENSOR. METHODS OF CALIBRATION AND CLEANING OF THE ELECTRODES WHICH ARE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR A FIELD UNIT WILL BE ESTABLISHED. AFTER THE ELECTRODE SYSTEM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, THE ELECTRONICS PACKAGEWILL BE REDESIGNED FOR FIELD USE.

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