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Medical Device to Assess the Viability of Tissue Prior to Skin Grafting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH18C0114
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0337
Amount: $974,465.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP17A-006
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-26
Small Business Information
2515 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1000
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
DUNS: 829852339
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Thatcher
 Chief Scientist
 (512) 779-3085
Business Contact
 Jefferey Thatcher
Phone: (972) 499-4934
Research Institution
 Wake Forest School of Medicine
 William G. Martin William G. Martin
Medical Center Boulevard Array
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
United States

 (336) 716-1659
 Nonprofit College or University

The primary objective of this Phase II proposal is to construct and validate the portable SpectralMD DeepView imaging technology designed previously in Phase I. This device allows surgeons to quickly and objectively assess tissue viability in burn surgery prior to skin grafting. DeepView uses machine learning and multispectral imaging to generate quantitative prognostic images with easily interpretable and user-friendly outputs. It is to our knowledge the only burn imaging technology that has undergone thorough investigation in a pre-clinical animal model of burn excision, where it demonstrated success in detecting tissue viability throughout the skin layers and into the subcutaneous fat. Upon completion of Phase II, a complete system will be built and validated to provide images of the post-excisional remaining tissues in real-time to aid surgeons in determining if and how much burn tissue to excise. Other uses of the portable DeepView device include: diagnosing burn wound healing potential and the need for surgery during in burn triage; and monitoring of reconstructive flap viability. The portable DeepView system will have wide commercial utility in addition to the current military-focused application.

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