Novel Magnetic Homeostatic Agents to Arrest Hemorrhage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DAAH0103CR084
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0477
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator
 Sanjay Kotha
 Team Leader
 (703) 560-1371
 skotha@matmod.com
Business Contact
 T.S. Sudarshan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Email: sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The Phase 1 SBIR project aims at developing novel approaches for controlling the so-called "non-compressible hemorrhage." The approach would involve formulating a biocompatible magnetic fluid, which would undergo a reversible liquid-solid transition at thesite of injury and seal off the broken blood vessel. This would improve the immediate management in the field of combat casualties with serious bleeding. Our initial goal is to develop means for controlling bleeding from sites located on the extremitiesand/or from lacerations involving the femoral or axillary vessels. Ultimately, our approach may be suitable for controlling bleeding from major vascular or visceral injuries in the body cavities, but this daunting problem will not be an immediate targetfor the proposed research during Phase 1. Commercial application for the technology exists in the pre-hospital care arena, including emergency vehicles at accidents and sports related injuries. Further application of the technology may include thecessation of bleeding associated with cardiac catheterization related to angioplasty and angiography, as well as in kidney dialysis"

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