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Compact quantitative near infrared device for combat casualty care

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87272
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3833
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-119
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
ISS, Inc.
1602 NEWTON DR CHAMPAIGN, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Compact quantitative near infrared device for combat casualty care
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0006
Award Amount: $779,722.00
 

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 shock detection. Our hypothesis is that confounding factors can be reduced or eliminated by i) using increased spectral and temporal information, ii) using a real-time statistical algorithm to measure the hemodynamic/cardiac behavior. 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, and (2) a university research teams at 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 clinical validation and subsequent commercialization (Phase III).

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Hueber
Director of Engineering
(217) 359-8681
dennis.hueber@iss.com

Business Contact:

Beniamino Barbieri
President
(217) 359-8681
bb@iss.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ISS, Inc.
1602 Newton Drive Champaign, IL -

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