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Automated Blood Component Separator

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
106 Shuart Ave Suuite 1 Syracuse, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Automated Blood Component Separator
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0008
Award Amount: $749,828.00


The objective of this project is to develop a portable, passive system for rapid and efficient blood component separation. While a number of macroscale devices (based on centrifugation) are routinely employed in laboratory settings to separate red blood cells (RBCs) and platelets from plasma, they are bulky, expensive, labor-intensive, and can compromise cellular integrity. An emerging class of microfabricated devices are being developed to address a variety of point-of-care style applications, but they are only capable of processing low-volume and/or extremely dilute blood samples. To address the practical limitations of both approaches, we have developed a straightforward"mesoscopic"solution to reliably separate a unit of undiluted whole blood into RBCs, platelets, and plasma within the same amount of time as conventional techniques, but with reduced energy requirements and cellular damage.

Principal Investigator:

Sean C. Gifford
Chief Science Officer
(617) 459-3915

Business Contact:

Anthony A. Terrinoni
Vice President
(315) 708-4198
Small Business Information at Submission:

106 Shuart Ave Suuite 1 Syracuse, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 900185662
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-
Contact: Norey B. Laug
Contact Phone: (504) 865-5272