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DISPOSABLE PLASMAPHERESIS DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13967
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13967
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: 1990
Title: DISPOSABLE PLASMAPHERESIS DEVICE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIGN, DEVELOP, AND CONSTRUCT A FULLY DISPOSABLE PLASMAPHERESIS DEVICE THAT WILL OFFER SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE, REDUCTION IN COSTS, AND INCREASED SAFETY FOR BOTH CLINICIANS AND PATIENTS. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS OF BLOOD SEPARATION USING PACKED COLUMNS HAVE SHOWN POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVING CLINICAL PLASMAPHERESIS BY CONCENTRATING RED BLOOD CELLS WITH LOW ENERGY AND WITH A VERY SIMPLE APPARATUS. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY AND APPLY PACKED-BED SEDIMENTATION TECHNIQUES TO ACHIEVE THE DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR A BLOOD SEPARATION DEVICE THAT WILL OPERATE AT 300 TO 500 GRAVITIES. PACKED-BED SEDIMENTATION ALSO HOLDS PROMISE FOR MORE EFFICIENT DEGLYCEROLIZATION OF BLOOD THAT HAS BEEN FROZEN FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE. WHEN COMBINED WITH A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PRESSURIZED BAG OR AN INFUSION PUMP THAT IS CLINICALLY APPROVED FOR BLOOD TRANSPORT, THIS TECHNIQUE WOULD PROVIDE AN INEXPENSIVE BLOOD SEPARATION AND DELIVERY DEVICE THAT WOULD DECREASE COSTS, IMPROVE SAFETY, AND PROVIDE BETTER PERFORMANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Owen Brimhall
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assoc Inc
410 Chipeta Way #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