Hand-held Coagulation Function Profiler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3888
Amount: $729,138.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-175
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
3550 West Liberty, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI, -
DUNS: 806687406
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Merz
 Research Engineer
 (734) 995-9089
 merz@mc3corp.com
Business Contact
 Kathryn Osterholzer
Title: Sponsored Research Manage
Phone: (734) 995-9089
Email: koster@mc3corp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A rugged, hand-held coagulation function profiler (CFP), based on thromboelastometry, will be developed by a team with experience in development and commercialization of medical devices, in conjunction with clinical thrombosis experts. Robust measurements under adverse conditions will be assured to maintain the functionality of current clinical devices while decreasing sensitivities to vibration and orientation of the instrument. The sensing elements will be calibrated with the clinical gold standard instruments. The device will be fabricated using a unique manufacturing technique, whereby precise laser machining of fused silica is used to create a small glass monolith with actuators, and integrated optical sensing components. This technique has been proven to be durable under harsh conditions, and to maintain calibration under harsh handling. The resulting instrument will be significantly more compact and less sensitive to orientation and vibration than current devices. The CFP will provide significant benefits as a commercial analytical device in civilian hospitals, and will be suitable for military applications. Phase II of this effort will include final product development, and testing in anticipation of regulatory submission, manufacturing and marketing in Phase III.

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