Daxor Corporation Announces Phase-Two US Air Force Contract Award for Point-Of-Care Optical Blood Volume Analyzer
Product News Mar 16, 2021
Daxor Corporation announces that it has been awarded a phase-two contract from the United States Air Force (USAF) to implement a novel fluorescent tracer and optical sensing technology into a next-generation point-of-care blood volume analyzer. This is the fourth contract award Daxor has received from the Department of Defense (DoD) in the past two years, totaling more than $2 million dollars for the manufacture of advanced blood volume analyzers for military and civilian applications.
“We are pleased to share with the public our innovative fluorescing tracer and optical blood volume diagnostic program which has been awarded a $750,000 contract from the USAF. This contract will further enhance the capabilities for our state-of-the-art technology making precise blood volume measurement both easier and quicker in both combat casualty care and civilian settings,” said Michael Feldschuh, President and CEO of Daxor. “Daxor’s BVA-100 Blood Volume Analysis (BVA) technology transforms the existing standard of care by ensuring resuscitation and transfusion treatment decisions are based on precise measurement of blood volume for better patient survival and outcomes. Our next-generation system promises to be even faster, easier, and usable in a broader range of care settings from the battlefield to the outpatient clinic to bedside in the ICU.”
“This represents a significant milestone for our technology. The invention of a novel fluorescent tracer optimized for blood volume measurement, for which we have several patents pending, will expand use of our test into more clinical settings for more indications,” said Jonathan Feldschuh, Chief Scientific Officer of Daxor. “This tracer will support our next generation optical analyzer allowing for point-of-care measurement expanding our product offerings to include both nuclear and fluorescing-based testing options. We are excited to accelerate our development under this contract with the DoD.”
The phase-two funding was made possible through the highly competitive SBIR program of AFWERX, the USAF team of innovators who encourage and facilitate connections across industry, academia, and the military to create transformative opportunities for the development of rapid and affordable commercial and military technologies and solutions that meet critical healthcare needs.