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Field, clinic and lab preparation of emerging pathogens and other biological specimens for microscopy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-17-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: H16C-004-0018
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP16C-004
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-25
Small Business Information
213 Air Park Rd Suite 101
Marshfield, WI 54449
United States
DUNS: 806131855
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Goodman, PhD
 Chief Scientific Officer
 (608) 236-0627
Business Contact
 Mark Nelson, MBA
Phone: (715) 384-3292
Research Institution
 University of Wisconsin, Madison
 Brenda Egan
The Board of Regents of the Un 21 N Park St., Suite 6401
Madison, WI 53715
United States

 (608) 262-3862
 Nonprofit College or University

Biological tissues collection is problematic and risky even under ideal conditions: when collection occurs in remote locations, or by minimally-trained personnel, as may occur in response to an emerging disease threat, risks are magnified. This proposal addresses this issue by developing a Field Fixation Unit (FFU) for specimen collection that utilizes single-use capsules pre-loaded with fixative. FFUs will fully secure the samples within the collection vial and guarantee that the sample is fully submerged within the fixative by simply depressing a plunger. This simplifies collection to enhance quality and consistency, while also reducing risk and personnel training.

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