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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Contract for Development of an Artificial Lung," (A-15-92-00003)

March 5, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (70 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final report provides the results of our review of the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute process for awarding a contract for development of an artificial lung. Our review was performed in response to concerns of Congressman Fortney H. Stark. We found no evidence to indicate that the award was made based upon factors other than an independent evaluation of technical merit, or that the contractor was pre-selected.