Re-Usable Intraosseous Infusion Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,923.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-04-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0741
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-163
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Melanie Turieo
Associate Principal
(617) 498-5154
turieo.melanie@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Austere far-forward battlefield environments present numerous obstacles to providing adequate medical care to the injured soldier. Intraosseous infusion has been shown to be a rapid, reliable method of achieving vascular access under emergency conditions. Currently available intraosseous devices are effective, however, they are packaged as kits for single use, which results in a bulky package that limits the number of devices that can be carried in the field. The overall objective of this SBIR project is the development of a portable, lightweight IO device, consisting of a reusable handle and disposable intraosseous needles, that would enable the medic to treat more patients under various combat conditions. The primary objective of Phase II is to advance the Phase I concept into the next stage of development and deliver a device that is capable of being tested under various experimental conditions. Key challenges that will be addressed during the design refinement in Phase II will include; ruggedization to withstand battlefield conditions, optimization of safety and usability, minimization of size and weight, and design for manufacturability.

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