Hand-held Coagulation Function Profiler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: A083-175-0251
Amount: $119,540.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: A08-175
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc.
3550 West Liberty, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Duns: 806687406
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Merz
 Research Engineer
 (734) 995-9089
Business Contact
 Kathryn Osterholzer
Title: Sponsored Research Manager
Phone: (734) 995-9089
Email: koster@mc3corp.com
Research Institution
A rugged, hand-held coagulation profile device, based on thromboelastometry, will be developed. Robust measurements under adverse conditions will be assured through a model-driven design approach that will maintain the functionality of current clinical devices while decreasing sensitivities to vibration and orientation of the instrument. The sensing elements will be calibrated with the clinical gold standard instruments. The device will be fabricated using a unique manufacturing technique, whereby precise laser machining of fused silica is used to create a small glass monolith with 3-dimensional flow channels, actuators, and integrated optical sensing components. This technique has been proven to be durable under harsh conditions, and to maintain calibration under harsh handling. The resulting instrument will be ideally suited for military settings, and will provide significant benefits as a commercial analytical device in civilian hospitals.

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