Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) begins receiving orders for another round of Potable and Wastewater Distribution Systems for U.S. Army Field Hospitals.
Last week at DSEI 2019 in London, England, Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) was excited to introduce the capabilities of the P2131 Field Steam Sterilizer to military experts from US allies around the world.
Fort Defiance Industries was pleased to attend the recent Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS). This event was a chance for FDI to gain insight into the world’s leading scientific research being conducted specifically for combat medical innovations. John Hodges, Vice President of FDI, said, “We were able to speak with and learn from the world’s premier scientists conducting the research, as well as the doctors and nurses that know what works and what does not work in combat situations. This is valuable to us at FDI as we design the next generation of combat medical equipment.”
About the MHSRS
The MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. It provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS is the only military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter.
The MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Military Infectious Diseases, and the Radiation Health Effects.
The MHSRS is an annual four-day educational symposium that draws approximately 2,900 attendees.
Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Navy for Phase I development of a Portable Ruggedized Energy Efficient Medical Sterilizer (PREEMS). Sterilization of medical and surgical instruments is a critical step in minimizing the risk of infection to combat casualties during far-forward medical interventions. Current field sterilizers are large, power-intensive systems that require large amounts of water to operate. “We are excited to leverage our experience and success with our P2131 sterilizer to innovate a small, lightweight, highly-reliable autoclave capable of sterilizing small surgical instruments in a far-forward tactical environment”, says FDI’s President & CEO Chris Yerger. The Phase III end goal is to produce an FDA 510(k)-approved medical sterilizer that can be used in austere environments for both commercial and military applications. Potential private sector use includes remote area medical clinics, paramedics/EMTs, search and rescue teams, and disaster relief organizations.
Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) has been awarded a $4M contract to provide potable and wastewater systems for the U.S. Army’s newly configured Field Hospitals. These water systems are critical infrastructure to the safe and effective operation of the Field Hospital, formerly called a Combat Support Hospital. “We’ve been supporting the U.S. Army for over 12 years with many components for the Water Sets and it’s a real blessing and wonderful opportunity to be both a custom fabricator and also a system integrator for the entire set. In addition, we are proud to partner with Atlantic Diving Supply (ADS) on this important project for the Army”, says FDI’s President & CEO Chris Yerger. FDI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Loudon, TN with its adjoining 60,000 square feet of warehouse capacity make it an ideal location for both the fabrication and assembly of components and the staging and kitting of the Water Systems.
Fort Defiance Industries continues its worldwide expansion with the signing of a distributor agreement with South Korean FINE CNS. The exclusive agreement covers the distribution of our Automated Field Steam Sterilizers and accessory products throughout South Korea and aims to provide U.S. Allies in the region with the latest medical technology for the field.
FINE CNS is a company that makes a cleaner and safer tomorrow through infection control and hygiene management in hospitals, pharmaceuticals, food and public places through the importation of world class sterilization and decontamination equipment. “This is the perfect partner for us in Korea,” said Sebastian Ward, vice president of sales and marketing at Fort Defiance Industries. “They have the experience, knowledge and the existing industry contacts to allow us to be professionally represented. We are very excited to enter the South Korean market with them.” Through the agreement, FDI’s products will be available to end-users in the military, as well as to aid organizations providing humanitarian medical aid to war and poverty stricken international regions and provides patients with hospital level sterilization in austere environments. “We are really excited to be a partner of FDI and promote their state-of-the-art Automated Field Steam Sterilizer. We are sure the system will benefit the South Korean Armed Forces and we are glad that it will complement our existing products to grow the business together as a partner.” said Joseph So, Managing Director of FINE CNS.