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Synthetic Tissue Trainer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: FA8650-13-C-6352
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1246
Amount: $999,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-H09
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-11-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-11-14
Small Business Information
4404-C Enterprise Place,
Fremont, CA -
United States
DUNS: 062942904
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Aleksander Yam
 Vice President, R&D
 (510) 252-9090
Business Contact
 Alex Vainer
Title: President
Phone: (510) 252-9090
Research Institution

The Air Force Medical Modeling & Simulation Program has a need for synthetic tissue trainers that replicate live tissues and anatomy. Project targets replacing expensive and often objectionable live animal training. The work will be based on the trainer that was produced during Phase I. The developed trainers will replicate segments of human anatomy and will comprise multiple modular components simulating human organs. These models of human organs will be produced from polymers that closely imitate the tensile, lubricious and other important properties of live tissues, including skin, fascia, fat, muscle, cartilage, tendon, bone, blood vessel, nerve, intestine, and organ (lung, liver, bladder, etc.) tissue. The models will have the tactile response characteristics of their biological prototypes. In addition, the targeted models will be able to simulate blood circulation and massive hemorrhage, as well as such physiological parameters as blood flow, pressure, and pulse. All the synthetic tissue trainer components will be mass producible and completely or partially reusable and replaceable, allowing for multiple individuals training sessions. The trainers will support tissue-tool surgery with the same surgical equipment required for live tissue procedures (scalpel, sutures, retractors, Bovie). It will be possible to imitate both laparoscopic and open surgery procedures.

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