ENHANCED PLATELET STORAGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11312
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Way Ste 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIGN AN APPARATUS AND PROCEDURE TO EXTEND THE VITALITY OF STORED HUMAN PLATELET CONCENTRATES FOR TRANSFUSION. EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED THAT WILL SIMULATE THE CONDITION OF MICROGRAVITY STORAGE AND AT THE SAME TIME KEEP MOST OF THE PLATELETS AWAY FROM THE BAG WALLS USING ULTRASOUND. OTHER EXPERIMENTS WILL INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT OF PLATELET/WALL INTERACTIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF ULTRASONIC LEVITATION. THE RESULTS WILL ALLOW COMPARISON OF THESE TECHNIQUES WITH THOSE OBTAINED ON A NASA SPACE MISSION AND WITH THE EXISTING DATA USING STANDARD STORAGE TECHNIQUES. THIS RESEARCH, THEREFORE, ADDRESSES ITSELF TO THE QUESTION OF THE EFFECT OF THE BAG WALL ON THE SHELF LIFE OF THE STORED PLATELETS. IF THE STORAGE BAG WALL IS FOUND TO PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PLATELET ACTIVATION, A SYSTEM FOR PROLONGING THE VIABILITY OF PLATELETS DURING STORAGE WILL BE DEVELOPED IN PHASE II.

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