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Human Hydration Status Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81533
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-141-1249
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ChromoLogic LLC
180 N Vinedo Ave Pasadena, CA 91107-3490
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Human Hydration Status Monitor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0021
Award Amount: $69,944.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Army's need for a non-invasive, rapid, field-deployable and inexpensive hydration status monitoring technology, ChromoLogic proposes to develop a new Ocular Hydration Monitor (OCHYMO). OCHYMO is based on measuring the plasma omolality by non-invasively measuring the osmolality of the aqueous humor. The unique optical and medical expertise of ChromoLogic scientists and collaborators will result in an innovative, non-invasive approach to measure the osmolality of the aqueous humor in a miniature, compact package. The robust measurement modality of OCHYMO will result in accuracies consistent with the gold standard in measuring hydration status, namely, invasive plasma osmolality measurements. Furthermore, OCHYMO measurement will be independent of physical posture, skin temperature/moisture. In Phase I ChromoLogic will demonstrate the feasibility of the OCHYMO technology by building a hand-held prototype ideally intended for pre-mission hydration measurements by troop leaders and medics. In Phase II, ChromoLogic plans to develop multiple OCHYMO prototypes, including a miniature ambulatory unit for non-invasive, continuous hydrations status monitoring.

Principal Investigator:

Naresh Menon
Managing Partner
6263569247
nmenon@chromologic.com

Business Contact:

Naresh Menon
Managing Partner
6263569247
nmenon@chromologic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHROMOLOGIC LLC
2275 E. Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107

EIN/Tax ID: 203048938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No