Small blood pumps for small patients

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R44HL118907-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R44HL118907
Amount: $445,050.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: NHLBI
Solicitation Number: PA13-088
Small Business Information
1333 Cornell Parkway, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 73108-1809
DUNS: 967455820
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (405) 625-7349
Business Contact
Phone: (405) 601-5520
Research Institution
PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Heart failure and congenital heart defects threaten the lives of several thousand children each year. The only FDA-approved long term pediatric heart support device is the Berlin Heart Excor, which is based on 30+ year old technology and is fraught with complications including blood clots forming in the device requiring frequent device replacement. The recipients of this technology are at high risk for strokes, bleeding, and infection and the pumps are driven by a large 220 lb console, which limits patient mobility and prevents hospital discharge. In spite of these severe limitations, 90% of Excor recipients survive to transplant, although the median duration of support is only 35 days. A safer device would dramatically reduce the complications of support, permit discharge to home, and allow doctors to deploy the technology earlier, before a child reaches the brink of death. VADovations is developing a miniature implantable pump platform, the Revolution, in which minor modificatio

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