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Technology for Portable Dialysate Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH21P0012
Agency Tracking Number: H202-004-0017
Amount: $248,668.09
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA202-004
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-01-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-24
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

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of severe trauma, and it is critical for these patients to have rapid access to dialysis equipment. Unfortunately, battlefield hospitals may be unable to access the large volumes of dialysate fluid required. In order to avoid the high logistical cost of shipping aqueous solutions into battlefield locations and to ensure continual access to this potentially lifesaving treatment, it would be preferable to produce dialysate on demand in the field using locally available water sources. In this project TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop a lightweight, portable device to produce dialysate fluid on demand in austere locations. The generator will use forward osmosis (FO) and a series of purification steps to produce sterile dialysate fluid from potable and non-potable water sources. Our partner Cascade Designs (Cascade) is an expert in water filtration and purification, and will aid in identifying filtration systems to meet the US Pharmacopeia (USP) standards for water for hemodialysis while reducing weight as much as possible. Not only will this technology dramatically reduce logistical costs associated with shipping dialysate fluid, it will ensure that supply chains are not interrupted and field hospitals are never without access to dialysate when patients develop AKI while waiting for evacuation.

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