Magnetic Location System For Catheter Guidance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$176,009.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1R43HL093935-01A1
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
PHS2009-2
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
HL093935
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, 6901 E. Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
140696332
Principal Investigator
 TIMOTHY RIEHLE
 (888) 274-1317
Business Contact
 PATRICK LICHTER
Phone: (612) 730-1091
Email: plichter@koronisbiotech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Catheter localization is a key technology for advancing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Localization technology provides an alternative to imaging in many catheter procedures and is presently applied in several specialties including neurosurgery, electrophysiology, and other surgical fields. This project will develop enabling technology that will allow localization to be applied to small catheters such as microcatheters and guidewires, and will allow localization to be integrated into catheters having limited space due to the addition of auxiliary sensors. Additionally, this technology enables guidewire localization information from points on the wire proximal to the wire tip, thus alerting the physician to wire prolapse. In phase I, Koronis Biomedical Technologies will design and fabricate a new ultra-miniature sensor for micro-catheter localization using thin-film Giant MagnetoResistive (GMR) technology. In phase II a prototype catheter localization system will be developed and evaluated. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Thin film Giant MagnetoResistive (GMR) sensors can be applied to extremely small micro- catheters and guidewires. This enabling technology provides an alternative to visualization during catheter procedures including neurosurgery, electrophysiology and other surgical fields.

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