You are here

Technology for a Sterile Water for Irrigation Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0172
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0170
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-10
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Girish Srinivas
 (303) 940-2321
Business Contact
 Mr. John D. Wright
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution
 University of Texas at San Antonio
 Drew Johnson
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
United States

 (210) 458-5513
 Nonprofit College or University

Sterile water for irrigation (SWFIr) is critical for wound cleaning and for healing of surgical incisions to decrease the likelihood of secondary complications such as infection. Currently, deployed medics must transport and maintain bags of SWFIr that are heavy, expensive to transport, and rely on a supply system that may be subject to interruption, interdiction, and attack. It would be far better to sterilize locally available potable water, but there is no portable technology to do so. Under DHA SBIR Phase I and II projects, TDA has developed a portable sterile water for injection (SWFI) generator. In collaboration with our partners at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) we will leverage this expertise to develop a SWFIr generator that meets USP requirements for on-site production of SWFIr in austere locations, ensuring there is a constant supply to improve health outcomes for battlefield patients. In the Phase I project we will produce prototypes for testing to validate the SWFIr against USP specifications and will obtain feedback from Air Force customers. In addition to defense use, this technology also has a large civilian market for humanitarian aid.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government