Implantable DC Ablation Device for Tumor Therapy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$97,547.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43CA103301-01A2
Award Id:
75521
Agency Tracking Number:
CA103301
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite #190, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GREGSEIFERT
(612) 452-0478
GSEIFERT@AME-CORP.COM
Business Contact:
TOMHENDRICKSON
(763) 463-4814
THENDRICKSON@AME-CORP.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes to develop a prototype implantable direct-current (DC) ablation device for treating solid cancerous tumors. Recent data support the hypothesis that DC ablation offers a viable treatment option to patients who previously had few or no effective therapy alternatives, including those with unresectable liver or pancreatic tumors. The proposed implantable DC ablation device will deliver energy at a lower rate than other ablative therapies. Therapy sessions may last from several hours to a few days and may be repeated, if needed for several weeks. The implantable system overcomes the primary drawback of DC ablation: long therapy delivery time. Recent advances in telemetry implant packaging, electrode design, and battery technology make an implantable DC ablation device technically feasible at this time. The objective of this project is to design, build, and test an experimental implant device suitable for use in experiments to evaluate the anti-tumor efficacy of DC ablation in a rat model.

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