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Company Information:

Company Name: SimQuest, LLC
City: Silver Spring
State: MD
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (301) 587-9440

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,807,132.00 16
SBIR Phase II $7,050,762.00 9
STTR Phase I $198,645.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,249,319.00 2

Award List:

Telemedicine and Advanced Medical Technology - Refined Training Tools for Medical Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Higgins, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $99,750.00
Abstract:
Not Available "This research will develop a standardized approach for the assessment of simulators for training combat casualty care in the military using training-transfer methodologies adopted from the aviation and military simulation domains. The approach will use acombination of subjective and… More

Computer-based Simulation Technology for Training Technical

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Higgins, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,552.00
Abstract:
"This project will develop a "Simulation Training and Evaluation Platform (STEP)," which will provide combat medics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses and physicians with an integrated simulator for initial and refresher training in life-savingprocedures. The project will focus on the… More

Computer-based Simulation Technology for Training Technical

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Higgins, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $728,519.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a `Simulation Training and Evaluation Platform (STEP)' that will provide combat medics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses and physicians with an integrated simulation environment for initial and refresher training inlife-saving procedures. A primary objective of… More

Immune Attack: Simulation Game for Adolescent Education

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS
Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Higgins
Award Amount: $99,428.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This research project will develop an engaging game for high school students using simulation of immune cells in the human body fighting infection. The approach combines visually stunning 3D graphics and advanced training technologies including automated case… More

Medical Modeling & Simulation - Exsanguinating Hemorrhage from Limbs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, FRCS, President
Award Amount: $119,809.00
Abstract:
This project will design and develop a hybrid mannequin simulator for training military medical personnel and Special Forces in the control of limb hemorrhage. A group of clinical experts from the military will guide the selection of wounds to be simulatedand provide input to the task analysis of… More

Medical Modeling & Simulation - Exsanguinating Hemorrhage from Limbs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President
Award Amount: $728,683.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a

Telemedicine and Advanced Medical Technology - Refined Training Tools for Medical Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: STANFORD UNIV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Higgins, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD
Abstract:
This project will develop a standard methodology that the U.S. military and others can use to evaluate the training efficacy of medical simulators. Both virtual and manikin simulators for training essential life-saving procedures, including IV insertionand airway intubation, will be assessed using… More

Haptics-Optional Surgical Training System (HOSTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President
Award Amount: $119,991.00
Abstract:
In summary, we propose to plan a prototype Basic Surgical Trainer as part of a standardized basic surgery training curriculum, which we will develop with input from world leaders in surgical education. During Phase I, the trainer will focus on one surgical procedure, i.e., sebaceous cyst excision,… More

Haptics-Optional Surgical Training System (HOSTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President
Award Amount: $729,723.00
Abstract:
SimQuest will act as a value-added integrator of the state of the art in technology to create a user-designed prototype of a robust basic open surgical skills simulator (BOSSS) for the training of surgeons and others requiring development for credentialing, and certification in surgical procedures… More

Simulation-Based Open Surgery Training System (SOSTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President
Award Amount: $119,928.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for a PC-based open surgical trainer that will (1) provide training for elements of tasks critical to combat casualty care and (2) provide the scientific basis for a "haptics-on, haptics-off" trainer. Although initial simulator-based training in basic open surgical skills needs to… More

Compartment Syndrome Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President
Award Amount: $70,486.00
Abstract:
Diagnosis and treatment of lower-extremity compartment syndrome following traumatic injury is of particular importance in battlefield situations like Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which improvised explosive devices cause frequent percussive fragment injury to the legs. This sequela of injury is a… More

Intracranial Hematoma/ Burr Hole and Trauma Flap Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President
Award Amount: $99,217.00
RI Contact: Thomas A. Gennarelli
Abstract:
The proposed project is a virtual workbench, part-task simulator for training medical personnel to perform simple emergency neurosurgical procedures for trauma, specifically to (1) explore (open) depressed skull fractures and remove bony fragments, (2) drill a burr hole into the skull for either… More

Simulation-Based Open Surgery Training System (SOSTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President, CEO
Award Amount: $729,797.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for Phase II development of a PC-based open surgical trainer that will provide (1) training for elements of common and trauma-centric surgical tasks involving skills that are not necessarily trained for or available in the right hands at the right time in combat and (2) the… More

Computerized Impact Injury Risk Assessment Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President, CEO
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
SimQuest proposes to use existing data from civilian and military sources to populate an existing software tool to produce a predictor of probability and severity of injury and death during military vehicle crashes and explosive events. A key feature will be the ability to update the data to keep… More

Simulation-based Planning and Training Tool for Infectious Disease Outbreak, i.e., Pandemic Influenza

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan, CTO
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Medical experts and public health officials agree that the nation is overdue for an infectious disease outbreak, most probably through pandemic influenza. Because of the relative rarity of pandemic influenza (three times in the 20th Century, with the most recent in 1968), there is a severe lack of… More

Intracranial Hematoma/ Burr Hole and Trauma Flap Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President
Award Amount: $749,959.00
RI Contact: Thomas Gennarelli
Abstract:
The goal of the prototype planned for this Phase II effort is to provide non-neurosurgeons with the training to successfully perform burr hole and cranial flap procedures in patients with head trauma. The work will include underlying mathematical and engineering frameworks; computer graphics… More

Simulation-Based Wound Closure Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $260,790.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The pressures of reduced training hours, increased numbers of procedures to master, demands for operating room usage efficiency, and maximizing performance of services whose costs can be recovered has impacted the tradi tional ways of patient-centric surgeon… More

Simulation-based Planning and Training Tool for Infectious Disease Outbreak, i.e., Pandemic Influenza

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan, CTO
Award Amount: $749,570.00
Abstract:
Medical experts and public health officials agree that the nation is overdue for an infectious disease outbreak, most probably of pandemic influenza. It is critical that medical treatment facility (MTF) personnel have the opportunity to practice developing and deploying plans prior to an actual… More

Advanced Distributed Learning in Support of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) of Surgical Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President/CEO
Award Amount: $99,730.00
Abstract:
Maintenance of certification and clinical competence for deployed military medical personnel presents formidable challenges. SimQuest, a small business with an established track record in innovative technology-assisted educational approaches and products, will successfully link the military medical… More

SBIR Phase I: Combined physics solutions for accurate and interactive tool-tissue simulation for open surgery training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan, PhD
Award Amount: $97,568.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project focuses on the goal of developing a general approach to a simulation tool for tissue interaction for a variety of surgical training scenarios that meet the training needs of many constituencies. The key to open surgery simulation is… More

Cognitive/Motor Therapy Application Using Console-Based Videogame Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President/CEO
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most pervasive problems among servicemembers returning from current conflicts. Although a continuum of care is in place, many veterans do not get the rehabilitative services they require, often because local communities may lack the necessary… More

Advanced Distributed Learning in Support of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) of Surgical Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard Champion, President and CEO
Award Amount: $374,921.00
Abstract:
Maintenance of certification and clinical competence for deployed medical personnel presents formidable challenges. For this project, SimQuest will combine the general surgical training needs of deployed surgeons into an advanced distributed learning (ADL) platform that will meet their maintenance… More

Medical Simulation-Based Training System for Rapid Trauma Skills Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan, CTO
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
No purely didactic program can fully prepare any peacetime surgeon for the challenges of combat trauma surgery. This type of surgery, often performed in resource-constrained environments and under adverse conditions, calls upon specialized decisionmaking patterns and skill sets. The purpose of this… More

Sim-Game based Training System for Scene and Patient Management Following Blast Injury from Explosives Including Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President/CEO
Award Amount: $99,862.00
Abstract:
Explosive devices are the most frequently used weapons in combat and by terrorists. The greatest diagnostic challenges for clinicians at all levels of care in the aftermath of explosions are the large numbers of casualties and multiple penetrating injuries. Skilled/experienced combat medics and EMTs… More

Simulation-Based Wound Closure Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan
Award Amount: $1,509,721.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The pressures of reduced training hours, increased numbers of procedures to master, demands for operating room usage efficiency, and maximizing performance of services whose costs can be recovered has impacted the tradi tional ways of patient-centric surgeon… More

Sim-Game based Training System for Scene and Patient Management Following Blast Injury from Explosives Including Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President/CEO
Award Amount: $749,842.00
Abstract:
Use of explosives as weapons is not confined to the battlefield. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are increasingly being used by insurgents and terrorists worldwide against civilian targets because they are inexpensive, made from easily obtained materials, and wreak devastating havoc on the human… More

HemSim - Hemostatic Agent Hemorrhage Control Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan, SVP of Program Management
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
Control of hemorrhage not amenable to tourniquets and/or pressure dressings is critical to combat casualty care at point of wounding. Disseminating the knowledge of when/how to use hemostatic agents and learning the physical skills to effectively apply them in conjunction with other… More

Medical Simulation-Based Training System for Rapid Trauma Skills Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Howard R. Champion, President/CEO
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
The combat environment and nature of combat injuries make peacetime or pre-deployment teaching and practice of combat trauma surgery very difficult. The goal of this Phase II work is to develop a simulation-based system to enhance the training of US military surgeons in the essential skills of… More

Junctional and Non-Compressible Hemorrhage Control Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dwight Meglan, Chief Technology Officer – (301) 587-9440
Award Amount: $149,806.00
Abstract:
The proposed simulation-based system will provide training in applying a wide variety of hemorrhage control technologies and techniques, especially those that have been developed to manage junctional and non-compressible hemorrhage. The initial focus will be to provide learning scenarios for use of… More