CATHETER-MOUNTED GAS SENSOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 479
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Giner Inc.
14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02154
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jose D. Giner
 (617) 899-7270
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN ELECTROCHEMICAL, CATHETER-MOUNTED GAS SENSOR IS PROPOSED FOR CONCURRENT AND INDEPENDENT MEASUREMENTS OF PCO(2) AND PO(2) IN BLOOD. THIS SENSOR WILL ALSO BE INVESTIGATED FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT OF PN(2)O. THE CO(2) AND O(2) MEASUREMES WILL BE OF INTEREST FOR VENTILATION MANAGEMENT, ACID-BASE BALANCE AND BASIC RESEARCH, WHILE A SENSOR WITH CAPABILITY FOR N(2)O SENSING COULD BE VERY HELPFUL IN THE OPERATING ROOM TO DETERMINE THE ANESTHETIC DEPTH. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE SENSOR IS BASED ON THE DETERMINATION OF THEAMOUNT OF "REDUCED-CO(2)" ABSORBED ON THE PT WORKING ELECTRODE RING. PO(2) IS OBTAINED BY MEASURING THE O(2) REDUCTION LIMITING CURRENT IN A WELL-DEFINED POTENTIAL REGION. THE PCO(2) AND PO(2) MEASUREMENTS CAN BE MADE AT A HIGH SAMPLING WITHOUT MUTUAL INTERFERENCE.

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