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Development of a Specialized Miniature Stimulator System for Non-Opioid Pain Relief

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH18C0329
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0303
Amount: $980,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Non-DOD
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-23
Small Business Information
22901 Milllcreek Blvd, Cleveland, OH, 44122
DUNS: 963383778
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Boggs, PhD
 (919) 246-9452
Business Contact
 Benjamin Austin, CPA
Phone: (216) 378-1917
Research Institution
Successful completion of the previous Phase I study and additional clinical trials has demonstrated that percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) has the potential to provide non-opioid pain relief and improvements in function to injured Service members, Veterans, and civilians. Feedback from military advisors, clinicians, and patients have identified challenges that must be addressed to translate the clinical trial results into military clinical practice and ensure the pain relief, reductions in opioid and non-opioid analgesics, and improvements in function observed in clinical studies are reliably reproduced with the proposed commercial system, enabling Service members to return to active duty. The goal of the present Phase II project is to complete development of a system that meets the needs of military physicians and patients, enabling a wider range of military physicians to easily and correctly deploy the system with minimal training and empowering service members to easily self-manage the therapy and receive effective, non-opioid pain relief. Commercialization of this novel pain-relieving system has the potential to change how pain is managed with a simple drug-free, minimally invasive, safe, and effective treatment option to provide pain relief and an improvement in function in Service members, Veterans, and civilians suffering from disabling pain.

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