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Compact quantitative near infrared device for combat casualty care

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87272
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-119-1445
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ISS, Inc.
1602 NEWTON DR CHAMPAIGN, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Compact quantitative near infrared device for combat casualty care
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0006
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The early recognition of severe hemorrhage is a key factor towards reducing mortality and morbidity from battlefield insults. Although near-infrared (NIR) instruments have shown promise in recognizing hemorrhage, specific confounding factors must be solved to be reliable in early hemorrhage. Our hypothesis is that these confounding factors can be eliminated by proper light-tissue interaction modeling (frequency-domain photon migration), and by increasing spectral (1000 wavelengths) and temporal (200 ms) bandwidth. The objective of this proposal is to provide a compact point-of-care NIR instrument that is capable of quantitatively detecting early hemorrhage and monitoring therapeutic interventions. Our proposal features collaboration between (1) a leading biomedical technology company (ISS, Inc., Champaign, IL) that produces state-of-the-art NIR tissue oximeters, operates production facilities and has FDA submission experience, and (2) a university research team (Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine), with tissue optics experts who have experience in the assessment of traumatic injury via NIR optical methods. The existing ISS oximeter will be modified to increase information content that will solve the confounding factors. At the conclusion of Phase I, we will provide a unique NIR instrument that will be available for comprehensive validation and optimization studies (Phase II) and subsequent commercial miniaturization (Phase III).

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Hueber
Director of Engineering
2173598681
dennis.hueber@iss.com

Business Contact:

Beniamino Barbieri
President
2173598681
bb@iss.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ISS, INC.
1602 Newton Drive Champaign, IL 61822

EIN/Tax ID: 371146799
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No