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ENHANCED PLATELET STORAGE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11312
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ENHANCED PLATELET STORAGE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIGN AN APPARATUS AND PROCEDURE TO EXTEND THE VITALITY OF STORED HUMAN PLATELET CONCENTRATES FOR TRANSFUSION. EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED THAT WILL SIMULATE THE CONDITION OF MICROGRAVITY STORAGE AND AT THE SAME TIME KEEP MOST OF THE PLATELETS AWAY FROM THE BAG WALLS USING ULTRASOUND. OTHER EXPERIMENTS WILL INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT OF PLATELET/WALL INTERACTIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF ULTRASONIC LEVITATION. THE RESULTS WILL ALLOW COMPARISON OF THESE TECHNIQUES WITH THOSE OBTAINED ON A NASA SPACE MISSION AND WITH THE EXISTING DATA USING STANDARD STORAGE TECHNIQUES. THIS RESEARCH, THEREFORE, ADDRESSES ITSELF TO THE QUESTION OF THE EFFECT OF THE BAG WALL ON THE SHELF LIFE OF THE STORED PLATELETS. IF THE STORAGE BAG WALL IS FOUND TO PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PLATELET ACTIVATION, A SYSTEM FOR PROLONGING THE VIABILITY OF PLATELETS DURING STORAGE WILL BE DEVELOPED IN PHASE II.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Way Ste 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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