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Human Hydration Status Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81533
Program Year/Program:
2008 / 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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Human Hydration Status Monitor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0021
Award Amount: $742,322.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Army's need for a non-invasive, rapid, field-deployable and inexpensive hydration status monitoring technology, in Phase I, ChromoLogic LLC (CL) developed and demonstrated a new Ocular Hydration Monitor (OCHYMO) system. OCHYMO is based on measuring the plasma omolality by non-invasively measuring the osmolality of the aqueous humor. The hand-held, battery operated Phase I prototype with custom analysis software was capable of determining hydration levels within 3% of TBW using artificially prepared aqueous humor. The robust measurement modality of OCHYMO has resulted in accuracies consistent with the gold standard in measuring hydration status, namely, invasive plasma osmolality measurements. Furthermore, OCHYMO measurements are independent of physical posture, skin temperature/moisture. Following the successful demonstration of feasibility of the OCHYMO technology, in Phase II, CL plans to develop a more robust prototype that will enable rapid instrument positioning and data acquisition. Also in Phase II, CL will perform detailed human clinical studies through a subcontract with Syracuse University.

Principal Investigator:

Naresh Menon
Managing Partner
6263819974
nmenon@chromologic.com

Business Contact:

Naresh Menon
Managing Partner
6263819974
nmenon@chromologic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHROMOLOGIC LLC
2623 E. Foothill Blvd, Ste 101 Pasadena, CA 91107

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