Non-Radiological Imaging Devices for Combat Casualty Care Associated with Burn

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-11-C-0104
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Branch:
Defense Health Program
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O111-H03-3014
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H03
Small Business Information
Farus, LLC
2416 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
801392940
Principal Investigator
 Rahul Singh
 President
 (310) 346-4781
 rssingh@farusllc.com
Business Contact
 Holly Chung
Title: Contracts and Grants Administrator
Phone: (310) 694-6014
Email: hchung@farusllc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Farus, LLC proposes to develop a novel burn assessment tool based upon THz imaging that will be aid in determining severity and boundaries. THz is ideally suited to burn wound imaging because it is extremely sensitive to water, robust to scattering, non-ionizing, and does not require contrast agents. A complete THz imaging system developed by a UCLA research team successfully scanned skin burns on ex vivo porcine and in vivo rat models, producing high resolution images. The results of these studies are highly encouraging and demonstrate an ability to accurately measure burn severity and the progression of the local inflammatory response over time. If these results could be translated to the clinical environment, treatment of burn injuries may potentially improve and act as means to rapidly quantify the severity of burn injuries. While promising, the UCLA system has mostly been limited to imaging of near-planar surfaces and is not commercially viable.. Farus proposes to leverage the UCLA work to fully develop an alpha prototype for imaging burns using THz. The purpose of this phase I SBIR is to produce a complete and optimized system design to be built and used in Phase II for large animal and human trials.

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