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PRECISION SHOCK-WAVE GENERATOR FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7214
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7214
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technology & Research
14900 Sweitzer Lane Suite 104 Laurel, MD 20707
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: PRECISION SHOCK-WAVE GENERATOR FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS INVESTIGATION INTENDS TO EVALUATE THE CAPABILITY OF AN ESTABLISHED SECTOR SHOCK-TUBE METHOD FOR APPLICATION TO LITHOTRIPSY. IT COULD PROVIDE A QUANTITATIVELY DEFINED SHOCK WAVE IN TERMS OF WAVE PRESSURE, DURATION, ENERGY, AND SPATIAL EXTENT FOR IMPROVED PATIENT TREATMENT AND USE OF SHOCK WAVES IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. THE ONLY AUTHORIZED SHOCK-WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TREATMENT SYSTEM (DORNIER)EMPLOYS AN ELLIPTICAL FOCUSING METHOD THAT, BECAUSE THE FOCUS IS A MATHEMATICAL SINGULARITY, IS, IN PRACTICE, INHERENTLY UNSTABLE AND NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN A PRESSURE AMPLITUDE AND POSITIONAL SENSE. ALL OTHER PROPOSED SYSTEMS HAVE SIMILAR LIMITATIONS. THE SECTOR SHOCK-WAVE METHOD, BECAUSE IT IS QUANTITATIVELY PREDICTABLE, CONTROLLABLE, AND REPRODUCIBLE, COULD LEAD TO LITHOTRIPSY TREATMENT THAT IS FASTER, SAFER, LESS DAMAGING, AND EASILY ADAPTABLE TO INDIVIDUAL PATIENT AND VARIOUS DSEASE REQUIREMENTS. THE RESEARCH EFFORT INCLUDES DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A CONICAL SECTOR SHOCK TUBE THAT WILL BE USED TO SHOCK IMPACT-SIMULATED AND ACTUAL STONES WHILE TRANSIENT PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS ARE MADE. HYDRODYNAMICS CODE CALCULATIONS WILL ASSIST EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND CORRELATION OF RESULTS. PHASE II STUDIES WITH ANIMALS AND HUMANS WILL BE BASED ON THESE RESULTS. COMMERCIALLY, THIS COULD PROVIDE AN ADVANCEDTHIRD-GENERATION LITHOTRIPSY SYSTEM, A UNIQUE QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH TOOL, AND A RETROFIT SHOCK-WAVE SOURCE TO UPGRADE EXISTING LITHOTRIPSY SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Nicholas perrone phd
3014988200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology & Research
14900 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No