Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2R44HL061073-02
Amount: $386,110.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3550 W LIBERTY RD, STE 3, ANN ARBOR, MI, 48105
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (734) 995-9089
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (Unedited Applicant's Abstract):Extracorporeal Circulation is used in several blood treatment applications, including hemodialysis, respiratory support, and blood warming/cooling. These procedures usually require two vascular access sites; one for draining blood and the other returning treated blood. The blood treatment applications can also be performed using a single cannula in a tidal flow arrangement that alternately drains and infuses a volume of blood. The use of a single cannula system has considerable cost and safety advantages over the current two-cannula system. The Baxter MetaPlus Pump possesses safety features that make it the only commercially available pump suitable for use in a single cannula, tidal flow configuration. A tidal flow extracorporeal blood pump (T-Pump) will be developed in the form of an auxiliary electronic controller and clamp assembly designed to be used in conjunction with the MetaPlus pump. A novel clamp configuration and flow control algorithm will be employed to increase safety and efficacy, and allow the system to adapt to changes in patient blood flow/pressure conditions. Phase II research will include refinement of control software, design of a control console, modification of clamp design, extensive evaluation in vivo, and packaging of the system. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not Available

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