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A--Suction Devices for use by the Army Combat Medic in Austere Environments

Solicitation Number: W81XWH120300
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
Location: U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
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Added: Jun 06, 2012 11:02 am
The Combat Casualty Care Research Program of the Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) provides integrated capabilities for far-forward medical care to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with major battlefield wounds and injuries. The USAMRMC is seeking information regarding devices which are capable of providing suction for use by NATO Role-I combat medical personnel in the battlefield environment. Interested firms should submit a 1-3 page whitepaper (with additional sheets for diagrams as necessary) describing such devices and the concept of use. Information will be reviewed pursuant to consideration for the development of a request for devices to be tested. As such, any descriptions of clinical use or test and evaluation studies will be of use. For the purposes of this request for information, we anticipate that devices:

1) Will be capable of providing high-vacuum intermittent suction; 2) Will be capable of providing low-continuous suction such as for attachment to chest tubes, self-application for casualties with intact airways but significant maxillofacial injury for suctioning en route, and for future-developed wound vac dressings; 3) Disposable / single use; 4) Capable of minimum 20 minutes continuous high-suction; 5) Capable of a minimum of 3 hours low-continuous suction; 6) Device provide both a visual and audible alarm in event of occlusion; 7) Can be used easily in a tactical environment with a minimum level of familiarization; 8) use standard battery power sources; 9) Be of light weight; 10) Have long shelf life, low cost and low cube.
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, ATTN: MCMR-AAA, 820 Chandler Street, Frederick, MD 21702-5014
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity ATTN: MCMR-AAA, 820 Chandler Street Frederick MD
kevin comegys, 301-619-1128

US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity