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Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

United States (US)-India Collaboration on Models for Blast and Blunt TBI

The PCO Director participated in the kickoff meeting for a collaborative, US-India blast injury research three-year project on, "Experimental and Computational Studies of Blast and Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury." This project was approved by Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD (ATL)) under the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI). The kickoff meeting, held August 1-5, 2016 at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, India, was a success. A comprehensive project plan with detailed descriptions of the tasks which will be performed by each member of the US and India (INMAS) teams was developed and a project timeline was designed and created to achieve the following objectives:

  • A validated animal model of blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
  • An anatomically accurate computational model of blast and impact-induced mTBI, cross-validated with clinical and experimental data
  • A validated scaling ratio between injury risk curves in experimental animal models under blast and impact loading conditions

The U.S. participants in this project are the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office, Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Last modified: 03-Apr-2023