The HemoDefend-BGA Adsorber is not yet approved in the U.S. or elsewhere. This award is in support of the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)/ Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)/ Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP/JPC-6) under Contract No. W81XWH20C0087. This follows the successful completion of Phase I and II STTR contracts of approximately $1.15 million with researchers at Penn State University, previously funded by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC). This award is in addition to two recently awarded contracts to develop HemoDefend-BGA for universal plasma and whole blood transfusions announced earlier this year, including a $4.4 million contract from U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and a $2.9 million contract from the Defense Health Agency STTR Program/U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) and CDMRP.
CytoSorbents’ purification technologies are based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. Its technologies have received non-dilutive grant, contract, and other funding of more than $38 million from DARPA, the Defense Health Agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the U.S. Army, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Material Command (USAF/AFMC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and others. The Company has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology protected by many issued U.S. and international patents and multiple applications pending, including CytoSorb-XL™, HemoDefend™, VetResQ™, K+ontrol™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others.