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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: $1,687,094.00
Phase: Phase I
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 gradients inexpensive low
field MRI systems can collect images that are comparable in quality signal to noise ratio
resolution to conventional e g T MRI The company already has made large strides
in commercializing this advantage by conducting human studies with a prototype and
by attracting investors
The prototype was built with th century technology e g electrolytic capacitors and
cryogenic coils which were bulky and do not lend themselves to mass production In 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 These new subsystem designs are based on ultra capacitor technology originally
developed for hybrid cars and electropermanent magnets originally designed for
drones
The low field systems will be used in neuro operating rooms neuro ICUs battlefields
athletic fields etc Inquiries for the product have come from serious distributors of
products in the fields of neurology brain surgery trauma oncology and otolaryngology
some of whom have already invested in the company Documentation 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 gradients inexpensive low
field MRI systems can collect images that are comparable in quality to conventional MRI
The company already has made large strides in commercializing this advantage by
conducting human studies with a prototype and by attracting investors In 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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