Biodegradable Chitosan Gel Intracavitary Hemostatic Agent

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,952.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0052
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-176-0422
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-176
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, 24016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
627132913
Principal Investigator
 Michael Danilich
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 220-0159
 submissions305@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact
 Laura Rasnick
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 769-8431
Email: submissions305@lunainnovations.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death from battlefield trauma. Approximately 80% of hemorrhagic deaths on the battlefield are due to intracavitary hemorrhage that is not accessible to direct pressure. Noncompressible hemorrhage is also a primary cause of death in civilian trauma. Unfortunately, methods available to first responders to control hemorrhage are only useful for extremity or superficial truncal injuries and the only viable treatment for intracavitary hemorrhage is surgical intervention. Luna Innovations proposes to develop an intracavitary hemostatic agent that is a low-viscosity, neutral pH liquid at room temperature, but rapidly expands into a biocompatible, bioadhesive, biodegradable and hemostatic foaming gel upon delivery. The gelling hemostatic agent will be administered by a delivery system that will provide sufficient tamponade to control capillary/venous bleeding and surface oozing, allow interaction of the agent with injured tissues in the vicinity of pooled and/or flowing blood, and provide an ability to gauge proper positioning and real time assessment of success. The stored and transported liquid hemostatic agent and delivery system will be stable, small, lightweight, low-cost and easy to use.

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