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A Wearable Fluorescence Spectrometer for Transdermal Glucose Monitoring

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
71913
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O041-DH2-3047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIOTEX, INC.
8058 EL RIO ST HOUSTON, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: A Wearable Fluorescence Spectrometer for Transdermal Glucose Monitoring
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0130
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The focus of this research project is to design and evaluate a first-generation prototype of a wearable fluorescence detector and display device for transdermal glucose monitoring. The unique feature of the detector and readout device is its high specificity and selectivity for the glucose metabolite which is provided by a small glucose sensor implanted into the subcutaneous skin regions. The concept of the proposed glucose-sensing concept is one of the most promising technologies currently pursued in glucose-sensor research for its application in diabetes research and therapy. In phase I of this project, we focus on studying the spectral response of the sensor in numerous in vitro situations. After careful analysis we will embark on pursuing to design and package such a wearable device using commercially available optical and off-the shelf electronic components.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph Ballerstadt
Senior Research Scientist
7137410111
ralph@biotexmedical.com

Business Contact:

Ahsok Gowda
President
7137410111
ashok@biotexmedical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOTEX, INC.
8018 El Rio St. Houston, TX 77054

EIN/Tax ID: 742824041
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No