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IDENTIFICATION OF HPV BY NONRADIOACTIVE DNA PROBES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4789
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4789
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Digene
Univ Of Maryland Bldg 334 College Park, MD 20742
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: IDENTIFICATION OF HPV BY NONRADIOACTIVE DNA PROBES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUSES (HPV) ARE ASSOCIATED WITH AND/OR CAUSE A VARIETY OF HUMAN DISEASES, RANGING FROM BENIGN WARTSTO FATAL CARCINOMA OF THE CERVIX. DIFFERENT HPV TYPES CAUSEDIFFERENT DISEASES. CERTAIN ONES MAY PREDICT OR EVEN CAUSE THE PROGRESSION OF BENIGN LESIONS TO CANCER. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE LACK OF INEXPENSIVE, ACCURATE TESTS, THESE RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD. A RAPID, RELIABLEMETHOD TO ASSAY THE PRESENCE AND TYPE OF HPV WOULD FACILITATE STUDIES OF HPV AND RELATED DISEASES AND MAKE SCREENING FOR HPV PRACTICAL. A NEW NONRADIOACTIVE PROCEDUREFOR LABELING NUCLEIC ACIDS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE IN DETECTING EXTREMELY SMALL QUANTITIES OF SPECIFIC DNA BOUND TO FILTERS AND IN SITU ON SECTIONS OF FIXED TISSUE. THE PROCEDURE IS FASTER, EASIER, LESS SUBJECTTO INTERFERENCE, AND LESS COSTLY THAN CURRENT METHODS. THE PROPOSED PHASE I STUDY WOULD TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THIS SYSTEM TO DETECT AND TYPE SOME STRAINS OF HPV. A FUTURE PHASE II STUDY WOULD APPLY THIS TECHNIQUE TO A VARIETY OF CLINICAL SAMPLES, BOTH TO BEGIN RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES OF THE ROLE OF HPV IN DISEASE AND TO DETERMINE THE USEFULNESS OF THIS PROCEDURE IN CLINICAL ASSAYS.

Principal Investigator:

Floyd Taub
Principal Investigator
3014547874

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Digene
Building 334 University Of Maryland College Park, MD 20742

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No