CO2 ANGIOGRAPHY INJECTOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 486
Amount: $360,906.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pathfinder Enterprises
2510 Sw 14th Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard E. Sowls
 (904) 375-3853
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ANGIOGRAPHY WITH STANDARD CONTRAST MEDIA IS OFTEN PAINFUL AND OCCASIONALLY CAUSES HYPERSENSITIVITY (ALLERGIC) REACTIONS IN PATIENTS. DIGITAL SUBTRACTION X-RAY TECHNIQUESHAVE MADE POSSIBLE THE USE OF THE GAS CO2 AS A CONTRAST AGENT FOR ARTERIAL AND VENOUS IMAGING. NO CO2 INJECTORS PRODUCED FOR THIS APPLICATION ARE CURRENTLY BEING MARKET- ED. THE GRANTEE WILL CHARACTERIZE CO2 FLOW THROUGH CATHETERBY DIRECT MEASUREMENTS AND ANALYTICAL MODELLING. BEST FLOW RATES AND VOLUMES FOR IMAGING WILL BE DETERMINED FROM A SERIES OF STUDIES. PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR A COMMERCIAL ANGIOGRAPHIC CO2 INJECTOR WILL BE ESTABLISHED.

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