Development of an Automated Vascular Access Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH19C0019
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0374
Amount: $999,896.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA173-003
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-10
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Barton
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
Vascular access is a critical and early step in the stabilization and treatment of critically injured soldiers and civilians. Traditional peripheral intravenous (PIV) access and central venous cannulation (CVC) access becomes exceedingly difficult in the field, particularly in patients who are volume-depleted from blood loss or dehydration, vasoconstricted, or hypothermic. We propose a self-contained device that significantly simplifies IV and intra-arterial cannulation (IAC) by reliably and rapidly automating vascular access. Our approach leverages an array of Creare-developed technologies and off the shelf products to form a miniaturized handheld device. In Phase I, we developed a preliminary design for a prototype system and demonstrated overall feasibility.In Phase II, we will develop a prototype device and will evaluate its effectiveness. In Phase III, we will validate the technology, as needed, through clinical trials and will use that data to obtain FDA clearance.

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