ELIMINATION OF EMBOLI FROM VESSELS IN THE BODY WILL BE MADE EASY AND SAFE BY THE USE OF A PERCUTANEOUS MECHANICAL SPIRALEMBOLUS REMOVAL DEVICE.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4948
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pathfinder Enterprises
2402 N.w. 66th Court, Gainesville, FL, 32606
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT J HIRKO
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (904) 376-3499
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Abstract
ELIMINATION OF EMBOLI FROM VESSELS IN THE BODY WILL BE MADE EASY AND SAFE BY THE USE OF A PERCUTANEOUS MECHANICAL SPIRALEMBOLUS REMOVAL DEVICE. THIS DEVICE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE FEASIBLE AND WILL UNDERGO ENGINEERING IMPROVEMENTS TO YIELD A UNIT READY FOR CLINICAL TRIALS. IN VITRO EVALUATION OF ITS CLOT REMOVAL ABILITIES WILL BE PERFORMED IN A SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED TEST MODEL UNDER VARIOUS CONDITIONS OF BLOOD FLOW AND PRESSURE. DIFFERENT PHYSICAL STATES OF EMBOLI WILLBE EVALUATED, AND A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE SPIRAL CATHETER-EMBOLI INTERFACE WILL BE DEVELOPED IN AN ATTEMPT TOOPTIMIZE TRANSFER RATE.

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