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DEVELOPMENT OF A BREATH ANALYZER FOR ASTHMA SCREENING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60265
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL070344
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Ave., Suite 500 Norman, OK 73116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A BREATH ANALYZER FOR ASTHMA SCREENING
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL070344-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (Applicant's abstract): Development of a laser-based breath analyzer is proposed for measuring nitric oxide (NO) in exhaled breath of asthmatic patients. Preliminary results using a prototype breath tester demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed technique for measuring trace NO in exhaled breath. A correlation between above-normal levels of NO with asthma condition has been establishes. Te objective of this Phase I project is to build a prototype instrument suitable for use in a clinical setting. Success of Phase I will be measured by generation of clinically useful data for treatment and management of asthma. Asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation and increased synthesis of NO in expired air. In the proposed project, Ekips Technologies Inc. will exploit its extensive background in mid-IR laser technology, trace gas detection, and computer interfacing to develop a very sensitive apparatus for non-invasive monitoring of exhaled NO. The long-term goal of the project is commercialization of the proposed technique as a clinical-based sensor for quick and large-scale diagnosing asthma in children and adults. In collaboration with Allergy Clinic of Tulsa, at least 100 breath tests will be performed during Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Khosrow Namjou
4053078803
KNAMJOU@EKIPSTECH.COM

Business Contact:

Patrick Mccann
4059191187
PMCCANN@EKIPSTECH.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

EKIPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
EKIPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 6002 FLAMING OAKS CIR NORMAN, OK 73026

EIN/Tax ID: 731529893
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No