Noninvasive CO2 Sensor for Controlling Ventilation of Combat Casualties

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: A093-159-0992
Amount: $119,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-159
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 32, Needham Hgts, MA, 02494
DUNS: 809963895
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kane
 Vice President
 (781) 449-2284
 jkane@polestartech.com
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: President
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Email: radawi@fti-net.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Polestar Technologies, Inc. proposes a Phase I SBIR project for the development of a new transcutaneous CO2 sensor to address the need for a noninvasive sensor that is capable of providing reads with the accuracy required for controlling mechanical ventilation during ambulatory care. The new sensor is designed to provide significantly faster response times compared with existing transcutaneous sensors thus reducing the potential for differences due to measurement lag as is observed with current transcutaneous sensing technologies when compared with sampled blood gas analyzer readings. Animal studies will be conducted to evaluate the performance of the new sensor under a range of conditions including normal ventilation, and induced hypocapnia and hypercapnia.

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