ANGULATION MECHANISM FOR CATHETERS AND ANGIOSCOPES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1514
Agency Tracking Number:
1514
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11339 Valley Meadow, Zionsville, IN, 46077
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
W.c. Mccoy
President
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MEDICAL SCIENCE HAS PROGRESSED TO THE POINT THAT CATHETERS AND ANGIOSCOPES CAN BE USED FOR DIRECT VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE HEART AND CORONARIES. THE PRIMARY HINDRANCE TO FURTHER PROGRESS IN THIS FIELD IS THE LACK OF A MINIATURIZED ANGULATION SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED CONCEPT SUGGESTS THAT PROPRIETARY MATERIALS BE INCORPORATED INTO THE TIP OF A CATHETER OR ANGIOSCOPE TO MAKE THEM MANEUVERABLE. WHEN PHASE I AND II ARE COMPLETED, THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE A CATHETER/ANGIOSCOPE WITH THE FOLLOWING FEATURES: 1. THE DEFLECTION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE TIP. 2. THE ANGULATION SYSTEM WILL BE MICRO MINIATURE AND RESULT IN MINIMAL CATHETER DIAMETER INCREASE. 3. NO STIFFNESS WILL BE ADDED TO THE BODY OF THE ANGIOSCOPE. 4. THIS SYSTEM CAN BE USED WITH FIBER OPTICS OR OTHER MICRO-INSTRUMENTATION. PHASE I MONIES WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE SAFE ENTRY INTO THE CANINE MODEL. PHASE II WILL ADVANCE THE RESEARCH FROM CANINES INTO HUMANS. WHEN THE RESEARCH IS COMPLETED, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO MANIPULATE A VARIETY OF DEVICES IN AN X, Y PLANE. THIS TECHNOLOGY IS APPLICABLE TO RADIOLOGIC AND CARDIAC CATHETERS, ANGIOSCOPES, AND FIBER OPTICS UTILIZED BY LASERS.

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