Limb Cooling Device to Preserve Ischemic Extremity for Prolonged Field Care

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH19C0036
Agency Tracking Number: H182-003-0034
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA182-003
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-16
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Kuan-Lin Lee
 (717) 602-0631
 Kuan-Lin.Lee@1-act.com
Business Contact
 Frank Morales
Phone: (717) 205-0637
Email: Frank.Morales@1-act.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To extend the usage of tourniquets during a war, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop an innovative limb cooling device charged with two-phase working fluid, which is able to rapidly cool down the limb and keep the limb temperature within the range at 10-15C for 24 hours. The limb cooling device will be conformable and easy-to-apply on both upper and lower extremities. A multi-layer flexible wrap around architecture will be used with inner and outer pockets of working fluid, which together absorb heat and provide a guard against heat leaks. In Phase I, a proof-of-concept limb cooler prototype will be designed, fabricated and tested on a bench-top experimental system. In addition, a mathematical model that couples the evaporative heat transfer of device and the tissue/body temperature variation will be developed. Based on a preliminary trade study, the proposed two-phase limb cooling device will only consume 500 grams of working fluid to cool down a below-knee portion limb and maintain its temperature for 24 hours.

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