Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DOD Seeks CCCRP Applications

The Department of Defense seeks applications for the “Combat Casualty Care Research Program” (CCCRP). The funding notice “Forward Surgical Enroute Care, Shock, and Tissue Stabilization” posted September 23rd requires applications by March 22, 2012. The funding is going to be used to address advances in biotechnology research.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) issued the program announcement and will be negotiating all resulting awards while the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) located at Ft. Detrick will be administering the application process.

The four research priority areas to benefit both the civilian and military communities for FY 2012:

• Research on Forward Surgical/Intensive Critical Care to include physiological monitoring, closed loop controls, remote triage, non-invasive monitoring, treating vascular injuries and severe trauma

• Research on enroute care to study the impact of moving patients, study the patient’s physiology, study non-invasive methods for patient monitoring during transport, and develop life saving interventions for enroute care

• Research on mechanisms for immune-modulatory protection after hemorrhagic shock using complement inhibition, T-cell depletion, or T-cell sequestration

• Pre-clinical development of one or more pre-hospital resuscitation fluid strategies

Applicants must be independent investigators at any academic level from government, academia, research institutions, industry, and private foundations.

USMRMC will implement this research program through grants and cooperative agreements. The amount available for the four priority areas is approximately $19.5 million over three years and the maximum amount of funding for any award for all years is $3 million and is expected to result in 7 investigator-initiated awards.

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