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Patient Warming Device for Casualty Care

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70440
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-021-0053
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARIZANT HEALTHCARE, INC.
10393 W. 70th St. Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Patient Warming Device for Casualty Care
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0273
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The intent of this phase 1 proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of forced air convective warming to prevent hypothermia among battlefield casualties. The consequences of hypothermia for trauma victims can be severe, and the technical requirements of providing safe warming therapy in the field are challenging. Unfortunately while the need is great, no product currently on the market acceptably meets this challenge. Convective warming is a safe, effective, and widely accepted means for treating hypothermia in hospitals and clinics. In order to run a portable convective warming device, alternative high energy-density power sources must be identified. Then it is necessary to control the energy source with enough confidence to meet the stringent demands of medical safety. Because of its uniform heat flow, we believe that convective warming has the best chance of doing this, as long as the energy source can be contained and managed. We have developed a device, the DCRTM ("direct contact rotating temperature mixer") that is likely to solve the problem. By building a working proof-of-concept prototype we will assess whether the DCRTM or equivalent meets the need for field warming.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Hansen
Director of Advanced Technology
9529471388
ghansen@arizant.com

Business Contact:

Gary Maharaj
VP of R&D and Marketing
9529471308
gmaharaj@arizant.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARIZANT HEALTHCARE, INC.
10393 W. 70th St. Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 371455988
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering, R. 238, 111 Church st SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact: Ephraim M. Sparrow
Contact Phone: (612) 625-5502
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university