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Modular Stabilization of Whole Blood Components for Reconstitution and Transfusion at the Point of Injury

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH21C0076
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0622
Amount: $1,499,994.01
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA193-004
Solicitation Number: 19.3
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-09-16
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011-1921
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Lauren Costella
 (434) 220-9441
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Phone: (540) 769-8400
Research Institution

Severe hemorrhage accounts for 90% of all survivable pre-hospital deaths in military combat scenarios, as there is limited access to resuscitation fluids for transfusion. Particularly in scenarios of prolonged forward field care, there is a significant need for hemorrhage control and rapid restoration of blood volume without compromising clotting behavior or gas exchange capabilities. Luna is working on the development of a modular stabilization system that will improve dry shelf-stability of multiple components that can be reconstituted for transfusion to provide the most critical functionalities of blood. In Phase I, Luna demonstrated the feasibility of this approach using several key components, and Phase II efforts will transition to the demonstration of technology efficacy in vivo.

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