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  • Intubation Mouthguard | TechLink
    vulnerable incisors to the more robust molars The standard of care for securing endotracheal tubes in burn patients has changed little in the last twenty years A semi rigid bite block is tied to the tube with cotton twills which are then tied around the patient s head to prevent accidental dislodgement Despite the recent introduction of silicon gel sheets the corners of the patient s mouth can suffer significant trauma due to rubbing on the ties The large IV volumes used in burn treatment causes tissue to swell and exacerbates the problem which can lead to additional medical issues and scarring Additionally tooth loss often results from prolonged clamping of the patient s jaws that causes incisors to erupt out of the jaw The Army s design greatly reduces the incidence of both problems Benefits Reduced skin trauma Mouthguard design moves attachment points forward of the delicate tissue of the lips and corners of the mouth Improved tooth safety Bite blocks in the rear distribute force across eight stronger back teeth instead of stressing the four weaker teeth in the front Better mouth access Less coverage of the mouth makes it easier to work in that area The Opportunity

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/intubation-mouthguard (2016-02-09)
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  • Insect Static Charge Measuring Device | TechLink
    device to measure the static electricity charge generated by flying insects The electrical field generated by a single insect can be measured as an insect travels through a tube grounded in such a way to mitigate the influence of external fields A second measurement can be taken when insects impact a metal screen yielding an average measure by dividing the total charge induced by the number of insects that strike the screen Insect charges are registered by an electrometer capable of femtocoulomb 10 15 C measurements The quantification of insect electrical charges is useful to advance entomological scientific understanding develop novel and more effective insect control regimes and contribute to other applications An example is electrostatic spraying a technique which has been effectively employed in a variety of agricultural and industrial applications to more efficaciously and efficiently apply chemicals and coatings Benefits Sensitive Employs a femtocoulomb capable electrometer for exceptionally fine measurement Accurate Device features a specially grounded enclosure to eliminate interference from outside electrical forces including those generated by nearby people Simple Manufacturing The prototype device approximately 60 inches in length is made from commercially available materials and components The Opportunity A pending US patent application is available for

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/insect-static-charge-measuring-device (2016-02-09)
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  • Helmet Foam Scatters for Shock Mitigation | TechLink
    Center NMRC has a patent pending design for mitigating pressure waves in helmets and other devices by incorporating scatterers into the foam pads The through holes or channels disperse shock pressures that can lead to traumatic brain injuries The use of two different foam densities also creates an impedance mismatch that further dissipates pressure waves The designs are simple and do not add any weight to helmets and other devices incorporating the technology Advanced modeling including low pass filtering and high pass filtering at different locations in the modeled brain were used to characterize the performance of the designs in blast situations Physical testing at the Naval Research Laboratory included sophisticated 3 axis testing and gel modeling of helmet head interaction The diagram to the right provides examples where through hole or channel scatters are placed either between two layers of different foam a within the foam layers b or both c Benefits Effective Testing yielded high frequency pressure response reduction of 94 and a low frequency pressure response reduction of 36 Simple Requires minimal modification to existing helmet designs Light Weight Does not add any additional weight to devices incorporating the technology The Opportunity One published US patent application

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/helmet-foam-scatters-shock-mitigation (2016-02-09)
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  • Performance-Tailored Woven Fabric Technologies for Enhanced Dynamic Energy Absorption | TechLink
    designed tested and patented applications of crimp imbalanced CI fibers to improve the performance of existing woven materials The technology has demonstrated 20 improvements in the dynamic energy absorption capabilities of commercially available products in dry woven fabrics and woven composite laminates Both single ply CI layers and crimp imbalanced gradients CIG consisting of multiple layers of stacked woven fabrics incorporating CI and crimp balanced CB fibers demonstrate improved performance and damage tolerance by increasing the number of active fibers and extending the engagement time of those fibers in order to reduce fiber failures during dynamic loading events The Navy s technology offers a simple modified woven architecture to increase the performance of existing commercially available fibers without adding weight Increased performance in certain applications could result in reduced weight as additional layers become unnecessary CIG architectures provide both ballistic and puncture protection and can enhance composite resistance to fatigue failures Dry materials applications of CI fabrics are highly desirable due to the level of comfort imparted by excellent flexibility and drapability characteristics Additional Information Report Improving Damage Tolerance Thresholds and Energy Absorption Capacities in Laminated Woven Composites using Crimp Imbalance and Crimp Imbalance Gradients October 2013 Poster Improving Damage Tolerance Thresholds and Energy Absorption Capacities in Laminated Woven Composites using Crimp Imbalance and Crimp Imbalance Gradients October 2013 Benefits Simple 20 improvement in the performance of existing materials can be achieved via inexpensive techniques compatible with existing weaving processes Comfortable Improved performance without additional weight while maintaining or improving comfort factors such as flexibility and drapability Broadly Applicable Improved dynamic energy absorption and stress wave mitigation capabilities can improve a wide array of dry fabric and composite applications ranging from composite structures in vehicles aircraft boats and wind turbines to body armor and other personal protective products The Opportunity

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/performance-tailored-woven-fabric-technologies-enhanced-dynamic-energy-absorption (2016-02-09)
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  • Rapamycin: Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B Toxic Shock Therapeutic | TechLink
    against drug resistant microorganisms In particular cases of vancomycin and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains continue to rise The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has demonstrated the efficacy of rapamycin to protect against toxic shock induced by staphylococcal enterotoxin B SEB In vivo testing in mice demonstrated 100 protection against mortality when administered up to 17 hours after challenge by SEB via intranasal introduction In vitro testing of rapamycin on human cells indicates a strong inhibitory effect on both cytokines and chemokines produced by T cells and monocytes in response to SEB Rapamycin also significantly decreases SEB induced proliferation of T cells 94 at the dose found most effective at blocking cytokine and chemokine release Rapamycin offers a 17 hour therapeutic window unlike the narrow effective timeframe provided by other drug treatment candidates for SEB and other superantigen induced shock Testing in mice demonstrated 100 efficacy from a three dose regime of rapamycin delivered intranasally over a 24 hour period The rapamycin doses tested by the US Army were similar to those previously employed by other researchers This fact combined with the short therapeutic course and a long history of safe use for other targets makes rapamycin an attractive candidate for transition to clinical trials Benefits Wide Therapeutic Window Rapamycin s 17 hour treatment window is substantially broader than that of most other drug treatment candidates Short Treatment Duration Treatment can be completed with three intranasal doses delivered over 24 hours Safe Established Molecule Rapamycin is FDA approved to prevent kidney transplant rejection and has been safely used for extended periods of years The Opportunity Intellectual property available for license US published patent application 2012 0252834 World Intellectual Property Organization published patent application WO 2011 049659 Additional information available upon request Potential for collaboration with US Army

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/rapamycin-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-toxic-shock-therapeutic (2016-02-09)
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  • Medical & Biotechnology | TechLink
    suitable for Taqman based assays The Joint Program Executive Office of the Department of Defense has chosen this as the solution for its internal positive control Read more about Universal Internal Positive Control for PCR Non corrosive Formulation and Kit to Remove and Prevent Mildew Fungal Growth The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division NAVAIR seeks licensees to commercialize a unique formulation and kit to address mildew and fungal growth without causing corrosive damage to the cleaning surface Read more about Non corrosive Formulation and Kit to Remove and Prevent Mildew Fungal Growth Orthogonal Arterial Catheter that minimizes kinking and sheering The US Army seeks to commercialize through patent licensing an innovative arterial catheter design that improves safety reliability and accuracy Read more about Orthogonal Arterial Catheter that minimizes kinking and sheering Rapid Clotting Technology The US Army seeks a commercial and or cooperative development partner for a rapid clotting technology for use in a variety of emergency and surgical situations Read more about Rapid Clotting Technology Generation of Biomaterial Microarrays by Laser Transfer Biological Laser Printing BioLP TM The Naval Research Laboratory NRL seeks to commercialize through patent licensing a method for rapidly depositing patterns of active biomolecules and living cells utilizing a focused laser pulse onto various surfaces that could be used for example to fabricate protein arrays for proteomics analysis Read more about Generation of Biomaterial Microarrays by Laser Transfer Biological Laser Printing BioLP TM Body Cooling Garment The US Army Natick Soldier Center NSC seeks to commercialize through patent licensing a body cooling garment which utilizes fluid carrying tubes and provides both air and vapor permeability to make a flexible comfortable garment This garment is breathable and launderable and will maintain comfortable core body temperature in extreme environments or under abnormal weather conditions such as

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/categories/medical-biotechnology?page=1 (2016-02-09)
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  • Medical & Biotechnology | TechLink
    Substitute Safety Adaptor for Foley Catheter The US Army Walter Reed Army Institute of Research WRAIR seeks a partner to license and commercialize a patent pending safety adaptor for a Foley catheter The adaptor prevents injury to a patient in cases of accidental or deliberate removal of the catheter without deflating the anchoring balloon Read more about Safety Adaptor for Foley Catheter Advanced Point of Care System for Integrated Healthcare Enterprise Management The US Army seeks industry partners to license and commercialize an advanced point of care system optimized for integration within an overall enterprise management system for the healthcare market Read more about Advanced Point of Care System for Integrated Healthcare Enterprise Management Top Loaded Twin Cell Calorimeter System with Removable Reference The United States Navy seeks industry partners to license and commercialize an advanced Calorimeter design that provides a top loaded twin cell with a removable reference The advance Calorimeter design allows for the quick change of reference samples in a high density platform This design provides advanced data measurement capabilities for faster and more accurate heat flow and thermal analysis of chemical reactions for material design Read more about Top Loaded Twin Cell Calorimeter System with Removable Reference Hantavirus Technology Suite Vaccines Prophylactics Therapeutics and Antibodies Pseudovirions for Diagnostics and Other Applications The US Army seeks partners to license and commercialize a broad suite of hantavirus technologies based on DNA plasmid technologies Read more about Hantavirus Technology Suite Vaccines Prophylactics Therapeutics and Antibodies Pseudovirions for Diagnostics and Other Applications All Terrain Wheel Chair The US Navy seeks a partner to license and commercialize a patent pending all terrain wheel chair Read more about All Terrain Wheel Chair Antimicrobial Peptide in Antiplaque Chewing Gum The U S Army seeks to commercialize through patent licensing an antimicrobial decapeptide system

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/categories/medical-biotechnology?page=2 (2016-02-09)
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  • Medical & Biotechnology | TechLink
    edge technologies images You are here Home Medical Biotechnology All Terrain Wheel Chair The US Navy seeks a partner to license and commercialize a patent pending all terrain wheel chair Read more about All Terrain Wheel Chair Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 Main menu Home Licensing Joint R D Technology Summaries Patents SBIR About TechLink Contact Us Search form Search Tech Summaries Categories All Advanced Materials Nanotechnology Aerospace

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/categories/medical-biotechnology?page=3 (2016-02-09)
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