Novel Concepts for Soldier-Centric Technology in Non-Traditional Combat Casualty Care: Ocular Scanning Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R015
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB1-0317
Amount: $558,362.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2002
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB001-006
Solitcitation Number: 2002.1
Small Business Information
MD BIOTECH, INC.
511 Burroughs Street, Morgantown, WV, 26505
Duns: 093794597
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lance Molnar
 Dir. Life Sciences Resear
 (304) 598-1101
 lmolnar@mdbiotechinc.com
Business Contact
 Christopher Kolanko
Title: President, Chief Scientif
Phone: (304) 598-1101
Email: chriskolanko@mdbiotechinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Ocular Scanning Instrumentation (OSI) will provide the warfighter with an unobtrusive, portable triage tool for the automated and non-invasive diagnosis of physiological insults via ocular biomarkers, closing the gap in combat casualty care. Specific functions with heightened value include applications as a (1) sentinel animal screening tool to assess potential hazards on the battlefield prior to troop contact, (2) warfighter screening in littoral settings to assess possible on-land exposure prior to re-boarding, (3) special unit diagnostic device for isolated groups, and (4) diagnostic device for emergency response teams and other first responder units. By removing the need for technical expertise through automation, OSI will provide rapid casualty assessment in the theater of operation/at the site of extreme events, thus allowing efficient treatment of those in need. As a consequence, emergency operations centers may more rapidly implement proper strategies, procedures, and protocols consistent with the goals set forth by TOPOFF 2 for weapons of mass destruction response efforts. The integration of ScenPro's TacMedCS technology will both enhance the diagnostic capabilities of the combined technology in battlefield settings and result in an automated, field-deployable device that will provide for remote awareness of potential medical needs within the theater of operation.

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