Sample Collection and Processing Methods to Support Battlefield Wound Infection Diagnostics (Direct to Phase II)
ID: DHA244-D001Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

Sample Collection and Processing Methods to Support Battlefield Wound Infection Diagnostics (Direct to Phase II)

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Oct 3, 2023 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open Oct 3, 2023 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Mar 31, 2025 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Mar 31, 2025 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focused on the topic of "Sample Collection and Processing Methods to Support Battlefield Wound Infection Diagnostics (Direct to Phase II)". The Defense Health Agency is the specific branch of the DOD overseeing this topic. The objective is to develop a simple-to-use sample collection and processing method that can accurately detect specific fungal and bacterial species commonly associated with complex battlefield wound infections. The technology should be capable of preparing an adequate specimen for identification and detection in far-forward deployed environments. The current diagnostic capabilities for battlefield wound infections are limited and time-consuming, leading to delays in treatment and medical intervention decisions. The proposed technology should provide rapid diagnostics with a sample collection-to-result time of less than 2 hours, improving patient outcomes and reducing morbidity and mortality. The technology should be compatible with wet/dry environments, require minimum logistical support, and be stable in long-term storage. It should also be easy to use with little training and provide unambiguous primary output. The technology must include a plan for FDA clearance and should align with CLIA-waived complexity standards. The SBIR program consists of three phases: Phase I focuses on demonstrating scientific and technical feasibility, Phase II involves refining the technology and integrating it with a rapid diagnostic platform, and Phase III aims to secure FDA approval and commercialize the technology for both civilian and military settings. The government may propose further harmonization of the technology with other relevant products to meet additional DoD requirements. The solicitation is open until March 31, 2025. More information can be found on the grants.gov website or the DOD SBIR/STTR Opportunities page.

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Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focused on the topic of "Sample Collection and Processing Methods to Support Battlefield Wound Infection Diagnostics (Direct to Phase II)". The Defense Health Agency is the branch responsible for this topic. The objective is to develop a simple-to-use sample collection and processing method capable of preparing an adequate specimen for the identification and accurate detection of specific fungal and/or bacterial species commonly associated with complex battlefield wound infections. The technology should be suitable for use in far-forward deployed environments. The current diagnostic capabilities for battlefield wound infections are limited and time-consuming, resulting in delays in treatment and medical intervention decisions. The proposed technology should enable rapid diagnosis (less than 2 hours) at the point of injury, improving patient outcomes and reducing morbidity and mortality. The technology should be compatible with wet/dry environments, require minimum logistical support, and be stable in long-term storage. It should also be easy to use with little training and provide unambiguous primary output. The technology must include a plan for FDA clearance and should align with CLIA-waived complexity standards. The SBIR program consists of three phases: Phase I focuses on demonstrating scientific and technical feasibility, Phase II involves refining the technology and integrating it with a rapid diagnostic platform, and Phase III aims to secure FDA approval and transition the technology for commercial use in both civilian and military settings. The proposal submission deadline is March 31, 2025. More information can be found on the grants.gov website or the DOD SBIR/STTR Opportunities page.