Preventable death from hemorrhage following trauma is a global problem and has been targeted by trauma surgeons, emergency medical providers, mass casualty planners, the military and national governments as a top priority. Velico is proud to be developing the Frontline™ technology in support of this call to action. Our work is made possible through a development contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. We are grateful for BARDA’s support in bringing this breakthrough technology to market.
The FrontlineODP™ (On Demand Plasma) system for spray drying plasma is designed for easy integration in blood center component laboratories. Decentralized production by blood centers takes advantage of deep blood component manufacturing expertise and product supply chains, from established volunteer blood donor bases to end user distribution including emergency logistics channels. Decentralized production sets the stage for local dry plasma self-sufficiency and national emergency preparedness including civilian, government and military collaboration for strategic stockpiles and readiness for major mass casualty events.
The spray dried plasma produced by our system, ODP™, re-hydrates in minutes at the point of injury, making it suitable for pre-hospital use by civilian and military first responders as well as in hospital emergency rooms, operating suites, maternity wards and intensive care units where plasma-on-demand is expected to improve patient care and outcomes.
The Frontline system is a platform technology providing the flexibility for future regional product customization to meet the needs of blood centers and their customers everywhere.