On Aug. 28, Battelle was awarded the Military Health System Research Symposium Outstanding Research Team Accomplishment Award.
The team, led by Erik Edwards and with funding from the Office of Naval Research, is developing a next generation medical device to treat severely injured limbs to maximize tissue preservation during the care continuum from field to trauma center.
A key accomplishment for the award was the development of an oxygen generating "pump" that requires no batteries and no external power to steadily provide three liters of oxygen to a wound site over a three-day period.
The oxygen pump will revolutionize the way battlefield traumatic injuries are treated and increase quality of life for service men and women. It also has potential to aid in the treatment of other chronic pervasive wounds that are worsened by poor circulation, such as foot ulcers, which affect millions of people living with diabetes.