Design of a fluid warming system
Hypothermia commonly occurs in trauma victims, with current therapeutic methods being either non-portable or heavy. Hypovolemia makes matters worse by requiring the first responder to administer fluids that can further depress core temperature. The effects of hypothermia significantly increase mortality rates, and initiate positive feedback loops that worsen a patient’s condition.
We have designed a de novo device that utilizes the release of energy from the catalytic combustion of butane rather than the typical electrical source. The gases produced as a result of combustion move through the center of a heat exchanger that transfers energy to the physiological fluid. A microprocessor monitors inlet and outlet temperature and controls the fuel flow rate. Testing has been performed in the lab both in vitro and in vivo.
The Technology developed in the Translational Laboratories to design a portable fluid warming system was recently licensed to EMIT Corporatin which is a biotechnology start-up company commercializing intellectual property in the field of trauma resuscitation.
Tesla pump fabrication
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