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  1. DHA213-001: Head and Neck Protection System for Acute and Chronic Injury Mitigation

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: Develop prototype systems to mitigate acute head and neck injuries due to high G loading in the ejection environment and mitigate chronic neck fatigue and pain associated with prolonged low G use of Helmet Mounted Display Systems. DESCRIPTION: Advancements in combat aircraft performance and flight equipment design, particularly the widespread use of helmet-mounted display systems (HMDS ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  2. DHA213-002: Frostbite Scanner

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: A device to detect frostbite in a Warfighter during operations. The medic would use the device/system to detect whether a Warfighter has frostbite or the onset of frostbite. This device would detect frostbite remotely from a stand-off distance as a threshold requirement. In the early pre-frostbite phase, local vasoconstriction and ischemia occurs primarily in the feet, hands, face and e ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  3. DHA213-003: Advanced Nasopharyngeal Airway

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: Design and produce an advanced nasopharyngeal airway (NPA) that provides more effective and reliable upper airway patency in unconscious patients than existing NPAs, which can be easily inserted and removed by medics/first responders such as combat life savers with varying skill levels. DESCRIPTION: Airway compromise continues to account for approximately one in ten preventable battlef ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  4. DHA213-004: Bougie-Integrated Endotracheal Intubation Stylet

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: Design and build a bougie-integrated endotracheal intubation (ETI) stylet that improves operator first pass success rates by resolving anatomic challenges associated with indirect and direct laryngoscopy. The technology should provide enhanced ETI performance and autonomy for providers of varying skill levels operating in austere and remote environments. DESCRIPTION: Each year millions ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  5. DHA213-005: Chemical Sterilant for Far Forward, Austere Environments

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: Develop and validate a chemical sterilant solution that can sterilize surgical instruments and other materiel through immersion. Product could be a powder or concentrated liquid that when mixed with potable water, creates the requisite solution capable of the desired sterilization. DESCRIPTION: In the future, the Armed Forces will utilize multi-domain operations in order to fight and w ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  6. DHA213-006: Sterilizer, Field, Special Materiel for Far Forward, Austere Environments

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: Develop and validate a sterilization cabinet that can sterilize heat-sensitive surgical instruments and other materiel. DESCRIPTION: In the future, the Army will utilize multi-domain operations in order to fight and win against peer and near-peer adversaries. Armed conflict will likely occur via large-scale combat, resulting in high numbers of casualties in short periods of time where ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  7. DHA213-007: Anionic Nanoparticle Carriers for Neuron-targeting of Synthetic and Protein Drugs

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: Construct a population of uniformly sized anionic nanoparticles (NPs) with consistent size, composition, and charge that can be loaded with traditional water-soluble synthetic drugs and, alternatively, protein therapeutics in the lumen and on the surface of the vesicles. DESCRIPTION: Current medical treatments for casualties are heavily reliant upon diffusion of water-soluble synthetic ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  8. DHA213-008: Digital Human Model for Use in Simulation Environments for Tactile Human/Robot Interaction

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: The objective for this topic is to develop a biomechanically correct human parametric model to be used in digital simulation environments, capable of interacting with robotic manipulators in computer simulation and express stress metrics in the form of contact forces on the body and force-torques at the body joints. DESCRIPTION: The use of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) at the ta ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  9. DHA213-009: Prolonged Care: To Demonstrate a Wearable Wound Infection Treatment Delivery Device

    Release Date: 08-25-2021Open Date: 09-21-2021Due Date: 10-21-2021Close Date: 10-21-2021

    OBJECTIVE: To reimagine the combat wound medication packet (CWMP) in a wearable format capable of delivering treatment for the prevention of infection in a prolonged care (PC) setting. The technology shall be in an easy-to-use format, durable instrumentation, lightweight, and compatible with PC. The approach should enable treatment administration for 72 hours near the wound bed. The end goal for t ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  10. RFA-AG-22-007: NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Entrepreneurial Small Business Transition Award (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)

    Release Date: 06-10-2021Open Date: 09-26-2021Due Date: 10-26-2021Close Date: 10-27-2021

    The number of available tenure-track faculty positions has not kept pace with the growing number of Ph.D. graduates in recent years. This imbalance has created a very competitive job environment, making it increasingly difficult for Ph.D. graduates to transition to academic appointments. Doctoral and post-doctoral training programs have heavily revolved around developing skill sets that are direct ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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