Novel Power Supply for Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2R44HL069711-02
Award Id:
65647
Agency Tracking Number:
HL069711
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GINER ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS, 89 RUMFORD AVE, NEWTON, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
CECELIA CROPLEY
(781) 529-0506
CCROPLEY@GINERINC.COM
Business Contact:
ANTHONY LACONTI
(781) 899-7270
ALACONTI@GINERINC.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An improved external power supply for left ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts is proposed. The presently used rechargeable battery packs are heavy and require frequent recharging. Since the cardiac patients who use these devices must carry the power supplies, improved patient mobility and quality of life would be provided by a lightweight instantly refuelable power supply. A lightweight, compact, safe and reliable direct methanol fuel cell would fulfill this need. The Phase I program demonstrated a simplified direct methanol fuel cell based on a novel method for supplying the fuel to the fuel cell. The fuel cell will be further developed in the proposed Phase II program, with improvements in fuel cell performance and weight reduction. A simplified fuel cell system will be developed through system modeling and planned experiments. The program will culminate in fabrication and demonstration of a prototype miniaturized 10 W, 80 Whr power supply.

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