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Rapid Diagnostic Testing of Urinary Tract Infections

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80195
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DK075198
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIOSENSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4 ARROW DR WOBURN, MA 01801-2040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Rapid Diagnostic Testing of Urinary Tract Infections
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DK075198-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The development of a new rapid diagnostic method for testing the antibiotic susceptibility of urinary tract infections is proposed. The technical approach is based on a novel implementation of impedance sensing to monitor cellular growth with exceptional sensitivity and stability avoiding the need for grown cultures to obtain results. Susceptibility results can be obtained directly from urinary specimens at the point of care within two hours reducing the time from sample collection to availability by days enabling targeted therapy, improved patient outcomes, and the reduced spread and generation of resistant organisms. The method can be realized with a disposable device that is simple, cost effective, and ideal for mass production. Feasibility of the proposed diagnostic tool will be demonstrated with both drug susceptible and resistant strains of Escherichia coli. A follow-on effort will focus on the development of prototype instrumentation and testing of other clinically relevant multi-drug resistant organisms.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald J. Rieder
7819333635
RIEDER@BIOSENSETECH.COM

Business Contact:

Ronald Rieder
7819333635
RIEDER@BIOSENSETECH.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOSENSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
BIOSENSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 ARROW DR WOBURN, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 510423778
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No