CATHETERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
4990
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Meridian Medical Corpon
808 106th Avenue Northeast, #208, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 MARY ANN MANDELKORN
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (206) 441-9194
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL IS TO ASSESS THE ACCURACY OF A NON-INVASIVE, ISOTHERMAL REBREATHING METHOD FOR MEASURING THE MIXED VENOUS PARTIAL PRESSURE OF HIGHLY SOLUBLE GASES. THIS APPROACH WILL ALLOW THE SEMI-INVASIVE (WITHOUT A PULMONARY CATHETER) MEASUREMENT OF THE VENTILATION/PERFUSION (VA/Q) DISTRIBUTION OF THE LUNG. DURING PHASE I, A PROTOTYPE DEVICE WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRI- CATED, AND TESTED ON DOGS. IF SUCCESSFUL, THE DESIGN COULD LEAD TO A LOWER COST, EASIER METHOD OF OBTAINING VA/Q DISTRIBUTIONS ON CRITICALLY ILL PULMONARY PATIENTS. THIS WOULD ALLOW ACCESS TO THE ESTIMATED $130 MILLION TOTAL UNITED STATES VA/Q MARKET.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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