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SPECIMEN INTEGRITY AND PERSONAL PRIVACY IN DRUG TESTING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
8126
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8126
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Franklin Diagnostics Inc
60 Franklin St Morristown, NJ 07960
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SPECIMEN INTEGRITY AND PERSONAL PRIVACY IN DRUG TESTING
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $44,000.00
 

Abstract:

URINE TESTING FOR DRUGS OF ABUSE REQUIRES THAT FRESH AND UNADULTERATED SPECIMENS ARE OBTAINED, FOR WITHOUT THIS EVEN THE MOST SOPHISTICATED ASSAYS ARE OF NO VALUE. WITNESSED COLLECTION IS IMPRACTICAL AND VIOLATES PERSONAL PRIVACY. RECENTLY ISSUED FEDERAL GUIDELINES SPECIFY PROCEDURES TO DECREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF SAMPLE TAMPERING, BUT THE METHODS PROPOSED HAVE SIGNIFICANT LIMITATIONS. AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO DIRECT VISUALIZATION, FRANKLIN DIAGNOSTICS INTENDS TO DEVELOP A TAMPER-PROOF URINE COLLECTION DEVICE THAT DOCUMENTS SAMPLE INTEGRITY, YET MINIMIZES THE INVASION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PRIVACY. THIS DEVICE WILL USE FRANKLIN'S URINARY THERMOMETER TECHNOLOGY TODEMONSTRATE FRESHNESS AND A VARIETY OF SOLID PHASE REAGENTS TO DETECT CHEMICAL AND ENZYMATIC ADULTERATION. BECAUSE A COLLECTING DEVICE THAT ENSURES SAMPLE INTEGRITY CURRENTLY DOES NOT EXIST, THE PROPOSED COLLECTOR REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGIC INNOVATION. ITS INTENDED USE IN DRUG TESTING, A LARGE AND GROWING MARKET, OFFERS A CLEAR COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Franklin Diagnostics Inc
60 Franklin St Morristown, NJ 07960

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