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Anatomic 3D Synthetic Tissue Printer for Medical Training

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H122-003-0251
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP12-003
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
SERAPH ROBOTICS, INC
100 FAIRVIEW SQ 5H Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Anatomic 3D Synthetic Tissue Printer for Medical Training
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0081
Award Amount: $149,853.00
 

Abstract:

Military medical personnel are not prepared to provide trauma care to severely injured soldiers in wartime due to inadequate and unrealistic battlefield training opportunities during peacetime. Training has historically been done on human cadavers and live animals, but cadavers are in limited supply, and animal rights groups and physicians are increasing pressure to end the practice of using live animals. Anatomically-accurate, high-fidelity mannequins have thus become more and more widely adopted as legitimate medical education tools. Seraph Robotics proposes to develop a solid freeform fabrication (SFF) method of creating medical simulation devices for training combat medical personnel in battlefield surgical techniques. Such devices would be superior to current patient simulator mannequins because they would be made of materials that are more similar to human bodies, and they could be designed to bleed like human bodies. This Phase I project would develop methods for the heterogeneous printing of objects with desired anisotropic material properties; develop methods for the SFF of structures that are pre-stressed in a controlled manner; develop methods for producing objects that are infusible with liquids for the simulation of capillaries and larger blood vessels; and develop a composite anatomical simulant for bone, muscle, adipose tissue, fascia and skin.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Lipton
CTO
(203) 415-9267
jeff@seraphrobotics.com

Business Contact:

Adam Tow
President
(970) 823-2605
adam@seraphrobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SERAPH ROBOTICS, INC
100 FAIRVIEW SQ 5H Ithaca, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 453725443
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No