Thin Film Magnetic Sensors for Ultrathin Bronchoscope Navigation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$1,124,245.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44HL083525-02
Agency Tracking Number:
HL083525
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, 6901 E. Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140696332
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
plichter@koronisbiotech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Koronis Biomedical Technology Corporation (KBT) proposes to develop a navigation system for ultra-thin bronchoscopes using advanced thin-film magnetic sensor technology. Recent technological innovations in the semicondu ctor processing industry make this program technically achievable at this time. The use of advanced magnetic-based localization technology to provide real-time navigation imaging without fluoroscopic guidance is highly desirable. Such a localization system in an ultra-thin bronchoscope allows an operator to navigate within the periphery of the lung and track the path of a biopsy tool as it approaches a peripheral lesion. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The proposed project relates to the navigation of ultra-thin b ronchoscopes. More than 150,000 solitary pulmonary nodules are reported annually in the US, each of which may indicate the presence of lung cancer. Bronchoscopy is used to locate anomalies in a patient's bronchus and if necessary, take a biopsy. Over 3,000 ,000 bronchoscopies are performed annually worldwide. The majority of target lung lesions are located in the peripheral areas of the lungs where large bronchoscopes cannot reach.

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