Automated Blood Component Separator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,828.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-11-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5090
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10a-T026
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Antek
106 Shuart Ave, Suuite 1, Syracuse, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
151289613
Principal Investigator:
Sean Gifford
Chief Science Officer
(617) 459-3915
s.gifford@antek-inc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Terrinoni
Vice President
(315) 708-4198
a.terrinoni@antek-inc.com
Research Institution:
Tulane University
Norey B Laug
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA, 70118-
(504) 865-5272
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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