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Technology for Sterile Water Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-16-C-0088
Agency Tracking Number: H161-007-0088
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP16-007
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-11
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Girish Srinivas
 (303) 940-2321
Business Contact
 Mr. John Wright
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution
Currently, deployed medics are required to transport, maintain and be resupplied with liquid-based medications and materials that are heavy, expensive to transport, perishable and may require refrigeration.Many medications and materials are or will be available in dehydrated formularies that require sterile water for injection (SWFI) to rehydrate for immediate use, such as freeze-dried platelets.It would be far better to be able to sterilize locally available potable water, but no hand-held, portable technology exists that will allow medics on the battlefield to generate SWFI.In this proposal we propose to build a lightweight, sterile water generator requiring no external power.The overall Phase I work plan is to identify the necessary components and test them for their capacity, flow rate and pressure drop, and show that they can be combined to build a rugged light-weight system that can supply SWFI. By testing the system we will be able to identify its advantages and address any problems. We will carry out an engineering analysis to design and test a bench scale unit that will be able to meet all the requirements of the DHP solicitation and design a prototype that we will build in Phase II.

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