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NEONATAL NUTRITION AND RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5361
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5361
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATOM SCIENCES, INC.
ATOM SCIENCES, INC. 114 RIDGEWAY CTR OAK RIDGE, TN 37830 8810
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: NEONATAL NUTRITION AND RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $261,000.00
 

Abstract:

A PAUCITY OF KNOWLEDGE EXISTS ABOUT NEONATAL TRACE ELEMENT NUTRITION REQUIREMENTS, ESPECIALLY FOR PREMATURE INFANTS, WHOSE CRITICAL FINAL TRIMESTER ACCUMULATION OF ESSENTIAL TRACE ELEMENTS IS ABRUPTLY CEASED AT BIRTH. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY "BRIDGE" REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DIRECT, OR NEARLY DIRECT, DETERMINATION BY RESONANCE IONIZATION MASSSPECTROMETRY (RIMS) OF SUBNANOGRAM QUANTITIES OF MO, CU, ANDV IN LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 0.1 CM -3 BLOOD SAMPLES FROM PREMATURE INFANTS. SPECIFICALLY, THE AIMS ARE: 1. TO INVESTIGATE AND APPLY RESONANCE IONIZATION SCHEMES FOR THE ELEMENTALLY SELECTIVE IONIZATION OF MO, CU, AND V; 2. TO DEVELOP ISOTOPE DILUTION ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR SAMPLES WITH MINIMAL CHEMICAL PREPARATION; 3. TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASUREMENT OF SUB-NANOGRAM QUANTITIES OF MO,CU, AND V; AND 4. TO DEMONSTRATE HOW THE INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF THE ABOVE COMPONENTS CAN LEAD TO THE SIGNIFI-CANT ADVANCEMENT OF NEONATAL NUTRITION AND HOW THE CONCEPT OF THIS NEW ULTRATRACE ANALYTICAL TOOL CAN BE EXPANDED AND APPLIED BROADLY TO ELEMENTS AND ISOTOPE ANALYSIS. THE LONGER TERM (PHASE II) OBJECTIVES WOULD BE: 1. TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT A COST-EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE RIMS SYSTEM; 2. TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT GAINED FROM PHASE FROM PHASE I TO THE SOLUTION OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS IN NEONATAL NUTRITION.

Principal Investigator:

Larry J Moore
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atom Sciences Inc.
114 Ridgeway Center Oak Ridge, TN 37830

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No