Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

Dried Plasma Device for CBRNE Mass Casualty Scenario OCTOBER 12, 2012 The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has awarded Velico Medical, Inc., a development contract worth up to $38.6 million for a device that could revolutionize emergency blood storage and shipment for use in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) or natural disaster emergencies. The spray-dry device would convert fresh liquid blood plasma into a sterile powder for more effective shipment and storage.  Current practices of utilizing frozen plasma pose logistical Continue reading →