Trauma Science

Trauma Science

Commercial applications:
> Detection
> Clinical diagnostics
> Wound/medical care
> Advanced materials

Developed by Dstl to detect, study or mitigate the effects of trauma, model systems for biological, physical or mathematical use can also add value in the wound care, detection and advanced material industries.

Brief summaries of our specialist solutions are given below, and you can also download information sheets in pdf format (just enter your email address when prompted to initiate the required document download).

Blunt Impact Head Injury Model (BIHIM)

The BIHIM is a physical tool for assessing skull fracture risk during blunt impacts e.g. when a helmet deforms against the head under dynamic loading; a process referred to as Behind Armour Blunt Trauma (BABT) can occur.  The BIHIM provides a single versatile platform for assessing fracture risks at multiple regions of the skull enabling the BABT risk of the whole surface of the helmet covering the head to be tested.

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Non formaldehyde toxoiding

Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in the UK have developed a method to treat a toxin to produce a toxoid for use in vaccines that does not involve the use of formaldehyde. These toxoids are more stable, quicker to produce and avoid the toxicity associated with formaldehyde.

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