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US Dept of Defense – Combat Readiness-Medical Research Program BAA – Rapid Development & Translational Research Award

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US Dept of Defense – Combat Readiness-Medical Research Program BAA – Rapid Development & Translational Research Award

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The CRRP vision is to deliver high-impact medical solutions in diverse operational settings and closer to the point of injury to increase survivability and Warfighter readiness. The program seeks to develop innovative solutions to increase medical readiness, mitigate fatalities, optimally treat life-threatening injuries, and promote positive long-term outcomes. While the CRRP focuses on capability gaps in frontline care, the program also considers how chronic disorders typically associated with pre-deployment readiness (e.g., sleep, gastrointestinal conditions, posttraumatic arthritis) may influence the delivery of care in deployed environments and contribute to injury susceptibility and recovery. Innovations developed by CRRP-supported research may be applied proactively as a way to establish medical readiness ahead of deployment, in operational settings at the point of injury, during periods of prolonged care, or during transport/ en route between roles of care. These solutions will not only help to minimize the morbidity and mortality of combat-related injuries sustained by the Warfighter, they will also often translate to civilian care.
Projects must address research and development of one of the following Focus Areas:
Solutions to enhance Warfighter readiness, such as solutions to address:
  • Sleep disorders
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
  • Service-related post-traumatic arthritis
  • Eating disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Valley fever
  • Complementary health measures to accelerate return to duty
  • Regenerative medicine
Solutions to enhance combat care delivery throughout the far-forward environment, such as:
  • Telemedicine solutions that enable medical capabilities at far-forward battlespace locations worldwide
  • Medical simulation technology that supports sustainment of critical skills and medical decision-making
  • Blood products, including freeze-dried plasma and platelets
  • Ruggedized oxygen generation systems for medical use
  • Solutions for the assessment of mild traumatic brain injury, to include portable and handheld devices
  • Extracorporeal life support
  • Initial treatment and transport of patients with highly transmissible infectious disease
Wound care solutions for complex trauma and tissue regeneration that span the operational medical care continuum or roles of care (e.g., acute through chronic care), such as:
  • Multi-modal wound care solutions that provide a combination of hemostasis, wound healing, infection prevention, and/or analgesia
  • Repair and restoration of genitourinary injury and tissue damage
– W81XWH-22-S-CRRP
– pre-applications close 23 June 2022