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Photochemical Tissue Bonding for Military Medical Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83383
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-033-0333
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Photochemical Tissue Bonding for Military Medical Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0104
Award Amount: $99,982.00
 

Abstract:

Nearly 27,000 soldiers have been injured in the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Advances in trauma treatments have allowed a greater percentage of these casualties to survive than previously; with the advent of excellent body armor more injuries are now seen in extremities than before, including nerve and blood vessel damage. A rapid repair of vascular injuries improves outcomes for injured soldiers, by decreasing the necessity of amputation. Photochemical Tissue Bonding is a technique that consists of a photo-active dye capable of crosslinking collagen at the site of injury when exposed to an intense light source. Developed by Drs. Redmond and Kochevar of the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, the technique shows exceptional promise for complete vascular repair. A system comprising a stent and light source, which will address the requirements of rapid deployment in a forward field hospital and relative simplicity of use, is required to translate this technology from the clinic to the front line. Infoscitex Corporation (IST), in cooperation with Wellman Laboratories, proposes to develop a rapidly degradable and biologically compatible stent with the appropriate mechanical properties for use in this application. Additionally IST will explore design parameters and propose solutions for a portable isotropic light source.

Principal Investigator:

Heather Kauth
Project Engineer
7818901338
hkauth@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
WELLMAN CENTER FOR PHOTOMEDICINE
40 Blossom St.
Boston, MA 2114
Contact: Kris Betris
Contact Phone: (617) 954-9353
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization