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A portable, light-weight, gaspowered, cooling device (PLCD, Portable Limb Cooling Device) for prolonged field damage control of injured ischemic limbs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH19C0034
Agency Tracking Number: H182-003-0052
Amount: $149,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA182-003
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
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
12 remington street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 080971110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Couture
 (857) 928-0327
Business Contact
 Livio Valenti
Phone: (857) 928-0327
Research Institution
We hypothesize that a combination of advanced insulating fabrics and a cooling method (gas-operated) can be integrated into a portable, light-weight device for field/en route controlled limb cooling.We aim to fabricate a prototype portable device for limb cooling, test its efficacy, and optimize its in preparation of large animal and human trials.The cooling device will consist of a mechanism for controlled gas expansion to cool the limb and thermal insulation (different combinations of fabrics) for target temperature retention. Bioheat transfer equations and modeling will guide design: ex vivo surrogate models will validate the device prior to application in ex vivo swine limbs.

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