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Lightweight, Compact System for Generating Lactated Ringer's Solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH19C0062
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0426
Amount: $999,080.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA172-011
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-31
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Girish Srinivas
 (303) 940-2321
 gsrinivas@tda.com
Business Contact
 Mr. John Wright
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Email: jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Currently, deployed medics are required to transport, maintain and be resupplied with liquid-based medications and materials that are heavy, expensive to transport, perishable and may require refrigeration.Many medications and materials are or will soon be available in concentrated or dehydrated formularies that require sterile water for injection (SWFI) to rehydrate for immediate use, one of the most important of which is Lactated Ringers (LR) solution.It would be far better to be able to use locally available water to reconstitute concentrated LR solutions, but portable technology that will allow battlefield medics to generate LR solution does not yet exist.In Phase I, TDA Research, Inc. investigated different water purification technologies for generating sterile water in the field to determine their water production rates and product quality. We successfully designed, built and tested a breadboard system that is low-cost, compact, requires no external power for generating IV quality LR solution and weighs a factor of 12 times less than standard 1 liter LR IV bags.In the proposed Phase II project, we will design, fabricate and scale-up the production of these units, and deliver a minimum of ten (10) preproduction prototypes for joint military utility assessment and independent lab verification.

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