SPECTRAL INTERFEROMETRY FOR IN VIVO IMAGING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$101,383.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43HL069108-01
Award Id:
60237
Agency Tracking Number:
HL069108
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC., 1570 PACHECO ST, STE E-11, SANTA FE, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
KRISTENPETERSON
(505) 984-1322
PETERSON@SWSCIENCES.COM
Business Contact:
(505) 984-1322
ASTANTON@SWSCIENCE.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): A rapid, high resolution optical imaging method for important clinical and biomedical research problems will be developed. The method can be easily used with fiber optics and can be incorporated into endoscopes, catheters and similar devices for in vivo applications. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of this method for cross-sectional imaging in tissue. Long term objectives are the development, in Phase II, of a fiber optic imaging spectral interferometer capable of high speed, video rate imaging for resolving tissue microstructures and the commercial development of clinically useful instruments for in vivo imaging. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: This technology has commercial potential as an in vivo, fiber optic, imaging method that can be applied to a variety of clinical needs including monitoring of tissue response to drugs or radiation exposure, detection of cancerous and precancerous tissues, imaging of venous and arterial structures, imaging of ocular pathologies and surgical guidance.

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