DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPURPOSE CENTRIFUGE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16004
Amount: $353,900.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Owen D Brimhall
 Principal Investigator
 (801) 582-8080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TRA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP, CONSTRUCT, AND PRODUCE A SMALL (130 IN [3]) LIGHTWEIGHT (2-3 LBS) MULTIPURPOSE MEDICAL CENTRIFUGE FOR COMBAT CASUALTY CARE UNITS. THE CENTRIFUGE WILL BE POWERED BY EITHER 110-220 VAC, 50-60 HZ OR BATTERIES AND WILL BE DESIGNED AND TESTED TO OPERATE IN EXTREME TEMPERATURE, MECHANICAL SHOCK AND VIBRATION CONDITIONS. OPERATION WILL BE MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED TO MINIMIZE USER INTERFACE AND WILL USE STANDARD MEDICAL DISPOSABLE SUPPLIES. AS A MINIMUM THE CENTRIFUGE WILL BE EQUIPPED TO PERFORM MICROHEMATOCRIT, URINE SEDIMENT, FECAL CONCENTRATION, PLASMA PREPARATION AND QBC II TUBE CENTRIFUGATION. ONE PROTOTYPE MULTIPURPOSE CENTRIFUGE WILL BE DELIVERED FOR ARMY EVALUATION AT THE END OF PHASE I. IN PHASE II TRA WILL QUALIFY THE CENTRIFUGE TO ARMY AND FDA REQUIREMENTS AND PRODUCE 25 PRODUCTION UNITS FOR ARMY FIELD TESTING.

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