DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1945
Amount: $47,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Springborn Labs Inc
10 Springborn Center, Enfield, CT, 06082
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WILLIAM H HOLLEY
 (203) 749-8371
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
INCREASINGLY, AIR DELIVERY IS BEING USED FOR FIELD DISTRIBUTION OF BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS. THE MECHANICAL BUFFETING THAT THE UNITS EXPERIENCE ON IMPACT HAS RESULTED IN FREQUENT DAMAGE, USUALLY TO THE PLASTIC BAGS. THIS PROBLEM IS MOST PRONOUNCED WITH THE DELIVERY OF FROZEN BLOOD PRODUCTS, WHERE THE PLASTIC BAG HAS BECOME EMBRITTLED BY THE COLD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP MORE RUGGED PLASTIC SHEET LAMINATES USING AN ELASTOMERIC IMPACT ABSORBING LAYER. THESE LAMINATES WILL BE TRANSPARENT, FLEXIBLE, STRONG, AND HEAT-SEALABLE AND OTHERWISE SUITABLE FOR THE FABRICATION OF MIL-B36939 TYPE BLOOD BAGS. THIS PROGRAM WILL INVOLVE THE PREPARATION AND TEST OF SELECTED PLASTIC/ELASTOMER LAMINATES USING PLASTICIZED PVC AS THE BLOOD-CONTACTING SURFACE. THESE LAMINATES WILL BE SUBJECTED TO IMPACT, MOISTURE TRANSMISSIVITY, TENSILE STRENGTH AND OTHER TESTS. THE TWO BEST CANDIDATES WILL BE USED TO FABRICATE SIMULATED BAGS WHICHWILL BE FILLED AND DROP TESTED. THE OUTCOME OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL BE THE RECOMMENDATION OF ONE OR TWO LAMINATE CONSTRUCTIONS TO BE USED IN PILOT PRODUCTION OF MIL-B-36969 STYLE BLOOD BAGS.

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