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A FIBER OPTIC FLUORENCE DETECTOR FOR THE LITHIUM ION

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11760
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11760
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A FIBER OPTIC FLUORENCE DETECTOR FOR THE LITHIUM ION
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,647.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A FIBER OPTIC PROBE FOR LITHIUM ION BASED ON NEW FLUORESCENT LITHIUM ION CARRIERS IMMOBILIZED ONFIBER OPTIC BUNDLES BY LANGMUIR-BLODGETT FILM TECHNIQUES. IN PHASE I THE NEW FLUORESCENT IONOPHORE WILL BE SYNTHESIZEDAND TESTED FOR LI/NA SPECIFICITY. OPTICAL PROPERTIES WILL ALSO BE INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY FOR USE IN A FIBER OPTIC PROBE. IN PHASE II WE WILL SYNTHESIZE SOME ADDITIONAL ANALOGS OF THE FLUOROPHORES PREPARED IN PHASE I. THOSE HAVING THE BESTSPECIFICITIES AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES FOR LITHIUM WILL BE USED TO PREPARE FIBER OPTIC PROBES. THE PROBES WILL BE USEDTO DEVELOP A METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF LI(+) ION IN THE BLOOD SERUM OF PATIENTS BEING TREATED WITH LITHIUM FOR MANIC/DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Margaret E Langmuir
Senior Scientist
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Covalent Associates Inc.
52 Dragon Court Woburn, MA 01801

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