Brave Heart Burn Care Fund

Project:  Brave Heart Burn Care Fund

Wound Care Products System Development for Burned Firefighters, Police, Special Forces and Military War fighters

Project Funding Period: April 2017- May 2018

Required Funds:

  • Formulation Development and Formulations Testing: $568,000, including Lab work, prototypes and final product formulation based on prior development by internal HIT-Institute funding.
  • 3 Formulations Pilot Test Batch and 510k Medical Device Registrations for 5 Products in Wound Care System: $1,750,000, including ninety-day toxicology report, FDA filing fee and stability study
  • Burn Hospital Clinical Trials [100 “Burned” Brave Heart treated with each Product as a Wound Care System]: $4,250,000

Objective: Develop Brave Heart Wound Care Products to treat wounds, heal burns, reduce scarring and relieve pain.  

The Problem:

Every occupation brings degrees of safety risk, and one of the higher risk jobs is firefighting. At the scene or on the way to a fire, a multiple vehicle crash, an explosion, or even while training, firefighters face a relatively high chance of being injured, possibly killed. The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) historically has been concerned with the risks to firefighters, and has devoted research to finding ways that reduce the incidence and severity of work-related firefighter injuries.

As NIST reports state there has never been a burn treatment system that treats the Complex multi-faceted care of Firefighters, Police and War Fighters wounds, heal their burns, reduce scarring and relieve pain and reduce the risk of pain medicine addiction.

Our Brave Heart Protectors sacrifices:

  • Over 70,000 U.S. Firefighters severely injured each year in the U.S. with 30,000 injured during fire fighting!
  • The number of fireground injuries per 1,000 fires has remained relatively constant for the past 20 years, which reinforces the need for continued standards development, as well as fire prevention outreach and advocacy.

The Braveheart Burn Treatment System Purpose: From previous HIT-Institute research, along with NIST clinical research on burn patient treatments, the Brave Heart burns are usually more severe with their wounds being numerous, with severe pain and scarring. 

Contributors Background for Tax Credit Purposes: Individuals and Groups are asked to contribute via the Health Information and Technology Institute (HIT-Institute) with EIN 20-3087510 which was founded in 2006 and continues to be a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Institute with contributions denoted to be for the “Brave Heart Burn Care Fund”.