Surrogate Lung Tissue as a Platform to Test TBX Weapons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: 03SB2-0108
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: SB032-032
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
SCIPERIO, INC.
5202 N. Richmond Hill Rd., Stillwater, OK, 74075
DUNS: 179523691
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anatoly Kachurin
 Principal Investigator
 (405) 624-5751
 amk@sciperio.com
Business Contact
 Marva Sanders
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (405) 624-5751
Email: marva@sciperio.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this proposal is the production of a designer engineered tissue construct (ETC), a surrogate lung patch-like structure, which will be used to assess the damage induced by thermobaric (TBX) weapons. The information garnered from surrogate-lung-patch tests will be used to help devise effective countermeasures against TBX weapons as well as to reduce the need for costly and often controversial animal studies. The result of this work will be the development of an enabling technology platform that will create new material "patches" not only as surrogate constructs to test TBX blasts, but also as regenerative constructs for a variety of lung damages that may result from TBX blasts.

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