Neuromonitoring of Traumatic Brain/blast Injury

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,983.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H06-3092
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-H06
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Quantum Applied Science and Research Inc
5764 Pacific Center Blvd, Suite 107, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016541711
Principal Investigator:
Konstantine Ermolaev
Research Scientist
(858) 228-1093
Konstantine@quasarusa.com
Business Contact:
Tracey Bennett-Wrightson
Director of Operations
(858) 412-1800
tracey@quasarusa.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Brain related injuries are a major cause of disability, death and economic cost to modern society, and are a distinguishing feature of the US military’s recent conflicts. Rheoencephalography (REG) and Electroencephalography (EEG) are non-invasive, real-time measurements compatible with use in a miniaturized portable system to provide detailed information on the cerebrovascular and neurological status of a patient during evacuation from the battlefield and in the hospital during recovery. Quantum Applied Science and Research (QUASAR) has extensive experience in developing EEG and other bioelectric sensing systems for convenient, real-world use, including in battlefield settings. On Phase I of this program, QUASAR will apply its technology for no-prep dry electrode systems to develop an overall design and specifications for an REG/EEG system that will detect changes in the autoregulation of cerebral blood flow and alarm if the lower limit of autoregulation is reached. Similarly, the system will detect and alarm on failure of neuronal synaptic transmission indicating insufficient cerebral blood flow. In addition, the system will measure indications of vasospasm, and increase intracranial pressure. Phase II of the program will build the specified system, together with testing in human and animal studies.

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