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Enhancing Quality of Life for Disabled Patients via High Humidified Flow

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: Administration for Community Living
Contract: 90BI0026
Agency Tracking Number: 90BI0026
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: HHS-2016-ACL-NIDILRR-BI-0142
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
335 Water St
Newport, DE 19804-2410
United States
DUNS: 808898894
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Nemser
 (302) 999-7996
Business Contact
 Ryan Cook
Phone: (302) 999-7996
Research Institution

The goal of this project is to develop a lightweight and compact system that provides 51 percent oxygen enriched air at four to six liters per minute equivalent pure oxygen to individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Existing systems may not deliver a high-enough supply of oxygen to support these individuals who may be capable of activity and for whom increased activity would be medically beneficial. The system under development is a membrane-based, portable system to continuously supply four to six liters per minute (LPM) of humidified oxygen equivalent which can operate on commercial rechargeable batteries for four hours. Electronic systems provide adjustability plus ability to use AC and DC power supplies. This system provides the first ever four to six LPM-sustainable portable oxygen therapy (SPOT) weighing less than eight pounds. The system inherently provides humidified oxygen which minimizes drying out of nasal passages. In Phase I, this project fabricates the membranes and demonstrates productivity, oxygen purity, and self-humidification, then optimizes the membrane for long-term performance. The project conducts engineering and economic evaluations, as well as performance testing with respiratory patients.

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