Automated Blood Component Separator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-026-0435
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T026
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
106 Shuart Ave, Suite 1, Syracuse, NY, 13203
DUNS: 151289613
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sean Gifford
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 459-3915
 s.gifford@antek-inc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Terrinoni
Title: Vice President
Phone: (315) 708-4198
Email: a.terrinoni@antek-inc.com
Research Institution
 Tulane University
 Sergey Shevkoplyas
 1440 Canal St, Suite 830
New Orleans, LA, 70118
 (504) 314-2940
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of the proposed research is to develop a portable, passive system for rapid and efficient blood component separation. While a number of macro-scale devices are routinely employed in laboratory settings to separate, for example, red blood cells (RBCs) from platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and an emerging class of microfabricated devices are slowly being developed to address various low-throughput, point-of-care applications, we propose a straightforward “mesoscopic” solution to reliably separate a unit of undiluted whole blood into RBCs, platelets, and plasma in under one hour.

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