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A smart needle guide template for MRI-guided transperineal prostate biopsy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41CA192446-01
Agency Tracking Number: R41CA192446
Amount: $167,653.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NCI
Solicitation Number: PA14-072
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1077
United States
DUNS: 73800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 JOHN MAGILL
 (978) 689-0003
 magill@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 DAVID WEATHERBY
Phone: (978) 738-8107
Email: weatherby@psicorp.com
Research Institution
 BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
 
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION 75 FRANCIS STREET
BOSTON, MA 02115-6110
United States

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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory (SNR) at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) propose to develop and test a Smart Template to guide transperineal targeted prostate biopsiesand subsequent therapy under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The project aims to solve the problem of poor diagnostic yield in prostate biopsies. As many as half of cancers in the prostate are missed in an initial diagnostic biopsy, resulting in repeated biopsy, oversampling, and delayed treatment. The proposed device provides precise control of needle entry location based on diagnostic and intra-operative (MRI), leading to precise targeting of suspicious tissue. SNR has been developing and testing prototypes of the device for several years. In this STTR program, the technology will be transferred to PSI for advanced engineering development and commercialization. Because SNR has tested prototypes of the device, we have identified the issues to be add

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