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RAPID ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY FOR AFLATOXINS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4903
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4903
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SURMODICS, INC.
SURMODICS, INC. 9924 W 74TH ST EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: RAPID ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY FOR AFLATOXINS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

AFLATOXINS ARE NATURALLY OCCURRING FUNGAL METABOLITES DETECTED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS THAT CAN HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON HUMANS AND ANIMALS. A DEFINITE DEMAND EXISTS FORA RAPID, SIMPLE, AND INEXPENSIVE TEST KIT FOR AFLATOXIN B1 DETECTION IN BOTH THE ANIMAL AND HUMAN FOOD INDUSTRIES AS WELL AS VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICS. THE ASSAY FORMAT IS ADAPT- ABLE FOR THE DETECTION OF OTHER TYPES OF AFLATOXINS THAT OCCUR NATURALLY IN GRAINS AND CEREALS; THUS THE ASSAY COULD BE USED TO TEST THE QUALITY OF GRAIN AT THE ELEVATOR OR AS QUALITY CONTROL IN THE FEED INDUSTRY. BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COST OF SOLVENTS AND CURRENT ANALYTICAL METHODS (I.E., HPLC), A SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE EIA KIT FOR THE DETECTION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF TOXINS WOULD REDUCE THE TIME AND EXPENSE OF ANALYSIS. THIS ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN SPEED, ACCURACY, AND CONVENIENCE FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF AFLATOXINS IN GRAINS AND CEREALS. THE ASSAY WILL COMPLEMENT AND EXTEND THE CAPABILITIES FOR AFLATOXIN DETECTION BOTH IN FIELD AND AT THE GRAIN ELEVATOR. AS A SIMPLE-TO-USE PORTABLE TEST, IT WILL FIND EXTENSIVE USE BY GRAIN COMPANIES AND VETERINARIANSWHO DESIRE TO PREVENT AFLATOXICOSES IN HUMANS AND ANIMALS.

Principal Investigator:

Peter H Duquette
Principal Investigator
6129410080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bio-metric Systems Inc.
9932 West 74th Street Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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