#AAC25 Double Arm Transplant Restores Function, Quality of Life for Soldier

#AAC25 Double Arm Transplant Restores Function, Quality of Life for Soldier

By Carey Phillips, USAMMDA PAO Every day, men and women ages 18 and over volunteer to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. These brave service members protect the citizens of the United States from enemies foreign and domestic, and also provide humanitarian support around the world. With advances in protective equipment, battlefield evacuation and medical care, service members are surviving injuries that would previously have resulted in death, and they are learning how to live without one or more limbs. Recent advances in regenerative medicine provide hope to these service members who look toward a future where they may once again have arms and hands that they can use. Since […]

#AAC25 USAMMDA’s Regulatory Operations Branch ‘Goes Green’

#AAC25 USAMMDA’s Regulatory Operations Branch ‘Goes Green’

By Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC PAO The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Regulatory Operations branch continues to blaze the environmental sustainability trail at Detrick, saving money and time along the way. In early 2013, RO, a branch within USAMMDA’s Division of Regulated Activities and Compliance powered off printers and began enforcing its self-appointed mandate to become a paperless office. For RO’s Document Control Group, this meant that they would refrain from generating or storing paper for any active product development efforts. “So what’s the big deal?” asked Regulatory Operations Chief Tracy Ulderich. “This move will eliminate thousands upon thousands of reams of paper annually. That’s why folks should care,” […]

#AAC25 USAMMDA’s Medical Support Systems team win 2010 National Security and International Affairs Medal

#AAC25 USAMMDA’s Medical Support Systems team win 2010 National Security and International Affairs Medal

By Carey Phillips, USAMMDA Public Affairs The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Teri Glass and the Medical Support Systems team won the 2010 National Security and International Affairs Medal at the Service to America Medals awards gala Sep. 15. On behalf of the entire MSS team, the National Security and International Affairs Medal was accepted by Teri Glass, project manager for MSS; Steve Reichard, former project manager for MSS; Jaime Lee, product manager for non-medical systems; James Cromartie, management analyst; Mark Brown, chief of the Medical Prototype Development Laboratory; and Sharon Morgan, administrative assistant for MSS. The MSS team was nominated for the National Security and International Affairs Medal […]

Medical Prototype Development Laboratory Gives MEDEVAC Device a New Look

Medical Prototype Development Laboratory Gives MEDEVAC Device a New Look

Carey Phillips The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) is home to a unique service within DoD: the Medical Prototype Development Laboratory (MPDL). Under the direction of the Medical Support Systems Project Management Office (MSS PMO), USAMMDA employs a small team of engineers and engineering technicians who work to design and build prototypes, laboratory testing equipment, and other devices designed to get products to the field. We are able to get the products to the field to support the U.S. Forces. We work to build solutions, whether it be medical materiel or aiding a researcher with unique laboratory testing devices,” said Mark Brown, chief of the MPDL. “Clearly we […]