Automated Blood Component Separator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5090
Amount: $749,828.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10a-T026
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
106 Shuart Ave, Suuite 1, Syracuse, NY, -
DUNS: 151289613
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sean Gifford
 Chief Science Officer
 (617) 459-3915
Business Contact
 Anthony Terrinoni
Title: Vice President
Phone: (315) 708-4198
Research Institution
 Tulane University
 Norey B Laug
 6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA, 70118-
 (504) 865-5272
 Nonprofit college or university
The objective of this project is to develop a portable, passive system for rapid and efficient blood component separation. While a number of macroscale devices (based on centrifugation) are routinely employed in laboratory settings to separate red blood cells (RBCs) and platelets from plasma, they are bulky, expensive, labor-intensive, and can compromise cellular integrity. An emerging class of microfabricated devices are being developed to address a variety of point-of-care style applications, but they are only capable of processing low-volume and/or extremely dilute blood samples. To address the practical limitations of both approaches, we have developed a straightforward"mesoscopic"solution to reliably separate a unit of undiluted whole blood into RBCs, platelets, and plasma within the same amount of time as conventional techniques, but with reduced energy requirements and cellular damage.

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