The U.S. Defense Dept. handed out contracts worth millions of dollars for medical devices and research to Welch Allyn, Battelle Memorial Institute and 2 radiology companies.
Welch Allyn inked a deal with the DoD worth a maximum of $43 million for its patient monitoring systems for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies, according to a press release.
Battelle Memorial, a research institute in Columbus, Ohio, signed on with the DoD to develop its Dialysis-Like Therapeutics program, in a deal worth $7.1 million.
This dialysis program "cleans" dirty blood by drawing blood, removing harmful agents and re-infusing it back into patients with failing kidneys. According to a DoD statement, the department is looking for a portable device that can treat sepsis in the military health system, saying it expects device completion in 2018.
Virtual Imaging and MinXray signed separate contracts with the DoD worth more than $100 million each. The contracts cover the companies’ radiology systems, sub-systems and components and also extend to the military branches and federal civilian agencies.