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NOVEL DEVICES FOR COLLECTING AND PROCESSING MYCOBACTERIA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60538
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AI052538
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SERACARE LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
SERACARE LIFE SCIENCES, INC. 1935 AVENIDA DEL ORO, STE F OCEANSIDE, MD 92056 0582
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: NOVEL DEVICES FOR COLLECTING AND PROCESSING MYCOBACTERIA
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AI052538-01
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal describes the feasibility study of using Boston Biomedica, Inc.'s proprietary Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT), its instrument (Barocylcer) and its novel sample preparation tube (PULSE) to process sputum and Mycobacteria species for detection by current laboratory methods. Current sample processing methods are flawed because not only do they reduce the rapid growing native flora but also inactivate most of the viable Mtb, which significantly reduces the sensitivity of growth-based detection methods. Current sample processing methods also require several manipulations by the laboratory worker, which increases their likelihood of exposure to infection through the production of aerosols. If successful, the development of this novel sample processing method will lead to better patient management for tuberculosis by increasing sensitivity leading to earlier detection of the disease. Although beyond the scope of this study, this system may be ultimately combined into an integrated sample preparation procedure and detection system, which is amenable to a high throughput automated format.

Principal Investigator:

Nathan Lawrence
3012088100
MLAWRENCE@BBII.COM

Business Contact:

Manak
3012088100
MMANAK@BBII.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOSEQ, INC.
BIOSEQ, INC. 217 PERRY PKY GAITHERSBURG, MD 20877

EIN/Tax ID: 043253991
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No