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Integrated, self-actuated, blood collection and biomarker purification device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
D2-1230
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB122-003
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Tasso, Inc
723 Jenifer St Apt #3 Madison, WI 53703-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Integrated, self-actuated, blood collection and biomarker purification device
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-14-C-0006
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

Blood-based point-of-care (POC) diagnostics or remote diagnostics that require specialized equipment only available in centralized, commercial laboratories are currently limited by major logistical and technical barriers. Blood collection can be a traumatic, inconvenient, and inconsistent process that is based on decades-old technologies, such as the lancet-puncture, that are not amenable to new POC diagnostic approaches, remote blood analysis methods, emergency response settings, or military deployment environments. To give patients in the field access to phlebotomists and to transport their blood samples to centralized laboratories currently incurs substantial costs. To answer these challenges, Tasso is developing a safe, user-friendly, and disposable blood collection and sample preparation device, called the HemoLink, that is self-administered at the POC, is inexpensive, can collect customizable, yet precise volumes of blood from 100┬ÁL to 1 mL, and can be easily shipped to a central laboratory without risk of degradation, thus enabling the measurement of even low-abundance biomarkers. With the accessibility and ease-of-use of the HemoLink, doctors will obtain an unsurpassed level of diagnostic fidelity, allowing them to monitor and treat patients with an expanded range of diseases more accurately and quickly at the POC.

Principal Investigator:

Ben Casavant
Vice President
(408) 966-5815
ben@tassoinc.com

Business Contact:

Erwin Berthier
President
(608) 556-7606
erwin@tassoinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tasso, Inc
723 Jenifer St Apt #3 Madison, WI 53703-

EIN/Tax ID: 454864148
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No