Cardiovascular and Surgical Devices Special Emphasis Panel [SBIB (12)] reviews Small Business Innovation Research [SBIR] and Small Business Technology Transfer Research [STTR] grant applications that focus on innovative research and technology development of biomedical devices and systems. The devices and systems are designed for surgery, cardiovascular diseases and life support in critical care and trauma.
The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether standing members or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.
- Development of surgical devices including surgical tools and surgical supports for minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotic surgical tools/systems.
- Development of the devices for life support in critical care and trauma, including the devices for ambulance, emergency room and home care.
- Development of devices for cardiovascular disorders and cardiovascular surgery including ultrasound, sensor, catheter, balloon and monitors for ECG and blood pressure, etc.
Shared Interests and Overlaps
SBIB (12) and SBIB (11) have shared interests in biomedical devices and engineering technology including sensor, balloon and catheter etc. Applications that are focused on the devices with material engineering are typically assigned to SBIB (11). Applications that are focused on the devices with mechanical engineering are typically assigned to SBIB (12).
SBIB (12) and CVRS (10) have shared interests in devices for cardiovascular diseases as well as devices for cardiovascular surgery. Applications that are focused on development of devices for cardiovascular disorders and cardiovascular surgery are typically assigned to SBIB (12). Applications that are focused on testing an application of the devices for cardiovascular disorders and cardiovascular surgery are typically assigned to CVRS (10).
There are shared interests between the small business panels in the Imaging, Surgery, and Bioengineering Review Branch (ISB) and Small Business: Health Services and Systems (HSS 10) in the study of medical sensing devices. Applications are reviewed in ISB if the aims focus on advanced development and design of biomedical sensing technologies, devices and systems in the context of healthcare and clinical use. Applications are reviewed in HSS 10 if the aims involve the use of large-scale clinical and bioinformatic data to develop technologies for use in clinical practice and clinical decision-support.