FOR PULMONARY DISEASES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5010
Amount: $17,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ackrad Laboratories Inc
70 Jackson Drive, Po Box 1085, Cranford, NJ, 07016
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BERNARD ACKERMAN
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (201) 276-6390
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO MAKE AVAILABLEAT MODEST COST A DEVICE TO PROVIDE THE BENEFITS OF PORTABLE METERED-DOSE INHALANTS TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHOSE POOR COORDINATION OR PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS NOW PRECLUDE THEIR USE.THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH INCLUDE COMPLE- TION OF THE DESIGN OF THE DEVICE REFERRED TO AS THE BREATH- ACTIVATED MEDICATION SPRAY (BAMS) DISPENSER, FABRICATION OF 40 WORKING PROTOTYPES, AND TESTING THEIR USE IN A FIELD TRIAL INVOLVING 40 ASTHMA PATIENTS. THE USE OF THE BAMS DISPENSER WILL BE COMPARED TO A MOTOR-DRIVEN NEBULIZER AS WELL AS THE METERED-DOSE INHALANT USED IN THE STANDARD FASHION. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE USE OF THE BAMS DISPENSER WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT OVER THE STANDARD USE OF THE METERED-DOSE INHALANTS, LEADING TO LARGE-SCALE RESEARCH IN PHASE II. THIS WOULD INCLUDE FURTHER REFINEMENTOF THE DESIGN TO MAKE THE DEVICE SMALLER, AND WIDE-SCALE TESTING IN BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS FOR ASTHMA AS WELL AS OTHER PULMONARY DISEASES.

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