Re-Usable Intraosseous Infusion Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0741
Amount: $729,923.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-163
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Melanie Turieo
 Associate Principal
 (617) 498-5154
 turieo.melanie@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Email: 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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