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Tympanogen Awarded $250,000 Contract from the Department of Defense

Wednesday, January 8, 2020  
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Tympanogen was awarded nearly $250,000 as a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Defense (DOD). This Phase I award will support safety testing of Tympanogen’s gel patch for eardrum repair. This gel patch is intended to be used in field settings and will treat service members sustaining perforated eardrums, one of the most common blast injuries.

“We are excited to work with the DOD to develop our eardrum repair gel for field use,” said Dr. Elaine Horn-Ranney, Co-Founder and CEO of Tympanogen and the Principal Investigator for the award. “Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities faced by veterans. By making eardrum repair faster, easier, and more accessible at the time of injury, we can prevent the complications that lead to this disability for tens of thousands of service members.”

This work is supported by the US Army Medical Research and Development Command/DOD Hearing Center of Excellence under Purchase Order No. W81XWH20P0013. The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation.

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