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High-quality compact portable low-field head MRI with ultra-fast gradients

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2SB1NS073289-09
Agency Tracking Number: SB1NS073289
Amount: $2,358,398.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 108
Solicitation Number: PAR16-027
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-31
Small Business Information
5611 ROOSEVELT ST
Bethesda, MD 20817-6739
United States
DUNS: 809594661
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 IRVING WEINBERG
 (301) 346-7944
 inweinberg@gmail.com
Business Contact
 IRVING WEINBERG
Phone: (301) 346-7944
Email: inweinberg@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The company has shown that with by using ultra fast strong gradientsinexpensive lowfield MRI systems can collect images that are comparable in qualitysignal to noise ratioresolutionto conventionale gTMRIThe company already has made large strides
in commercializing this advantage by conducting human studieswith a prototypeand
by attracting investorsThe prototype was built withth century technologye gelectrolytic capacitors and
cryogenic coilswhich were bulky and do not lend themselves to mass productionIn the
proposed effort we will improve manufacturing capability by upgrading the electronics
and power storage sub systems of our low field MRI without compromising image
qualityThese new subsystem designs are based on ultra capacitor technologyoriginally
developed for hybrid carsand electropermanent magnetsoriginally designed for
dronesThe low field systems will be used in neuro operating roomsneuro ICUsbattlefieldsathletic fieldsetcInquiries for the product have come from serious distributors of
products in the fields of neurologybrain surgerytraumaoncologyand otolaryngologysome of whom have already invested in the companyDocumentation of this interest from
a subset of interested partners and or investors is included in the Letters of Support
section of this proposal The company has shown that with by using ultra fast strong gradientsinexpensive lowfield MRI systems can collect images that are comparable in quality to conventional MRIThe company already has made large strides in commercializing this advantage by
conducting human studieswith a prototypeand by attracting investorsIn the proposed
effort we will improve manufacturing capability by upgrading the electronics and power
storage sub systems of our low field MRI without compromising image quality

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