This Program Announcement seeks research and technologies leading to the development of improved platelet storage methods to relieve logistical constraints that result from current liquid platelet storage methods. Applications for the Combat Casualty Care Research Program are being solicited by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program (DHP). The Combat Casualty Care Joint Program Committee (CCCJPC) provides resources for advances in biotechnology research administered by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), located at Fort Detrick, Maryland. With this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity, the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is seeking to fund biotechnology research that culminates in outcomes and technologies that may qualify as advanced development activities within the Department of Defense (DoD). The results of the research funded through this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity are expected to increase the body of knowledge available to professionals and practitioners in health, medical science and related fields. The research impact is expected to benefit both civilian and military communities.