In Vivo Stem Cell Extraction Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: A093-154-0503
Amount: $115,165.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-154
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
CellTraffix Inc.
15 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY, 14534
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joel Wojciechowski
 Director of Preclinical Development
 (585) 739-6134
 joel@celltraffix.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Fitzgerald
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (585) 267-4840
Email: adallas@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The need for controlled medical tissue regeneration for use in trauma or disease therapies has long existed. Only recently, however, has sufficient technology been developed to even begin exploring potential human applications. A key breakthrough was the discovery of the stem cell as a significant element for regeneration. Yet, in order for stem cells to be of medical use, cells of the similar (allogeneic) type as the patient are needed preferably from the patient herself (autologous). Moreover, sufficient numbers of stem cells need to be made available. This is especially difficult in trauma patients where little time is given to prepare for sufficient autologous stem cell harvest. Our proposed research will build upon CellTraffix established technology for the capture of functioning circulating stem cells from the blood. We propose a plan that will work towards: 1. Scalable increase of our technology into a device that will harvest a sufficient number of stem cells for clinical regenerative purposes (without the need for ex vivo expansion) 2. Safe, implantable, and removable interface with the patient 3. Development of the technology towards commercial use in the private sector, government application, and multi-national healthcare industries

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