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Freeze Dried Plasma for Canines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-17-P-0009
Agency Tracking Number: S163-007-0176
Amount: $144,517.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM163-007
Solicitation Number: 2016.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-01-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-07-10
Small Business Information
3185 Rampart Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States
DUNS: 078823001
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Cushman
 (508) 410-9230
Business Contact
 Rodman Tompkins
Phone: (970) 631-6917
Research Institution

Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat, and damage control resuscitation (DCR) research has shown that plasma is a superior resuscitation fluid for severely injured, bleeding canine casualties. However, cold chain requirements make managing fresh frozen plasma (FFP) supply logistics difficult in austere environments. Limited supplies of freeze dried plasma (FDP) are currently available to the US military today through an agreement with the French Military for human use. However, there is no capability to provide Military Working Dogs (MWD) with any blood products. To meet the needs of the modern MWD, lighter weight, rugged, compressible, and easy to use FDP is required. This project will include evaluation and adaptation of a rugged, collapsible, and light weight FDP bag created for human FDP, the optimization of FDP techniques used for human FDP to canine plasma and the characterization of the effects of lyophilization on canine plasma from MWD representative breeds, German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois.

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