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MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOASSAYS FOR CANNABINOIDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1557
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1557
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Genetic Diagnostics Corp
160 Community Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOASSAYS FOR CANNABINOIDS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $385,632.00
 

Abstract:

AS THE USE OF MARIHUANA HAS CONTINUED TO GROW, THE NEED FOR ACCURATE AND RELIABLE MEANS OF MEASURING CANNABINOID LEVELS HAS BECOME MORE URGENT. THIS PHASE I APPLICATION OUTLINES OUR INTEREST IN DEVELOPING SUCH A CANNABINOID ASSAY WHICH WILL BE RAPID, NON-ISOTOPIC, AND CAPABLE OF BEING PERFORMED IN A "FIELD" SETTING. OUR SPECIFIC GOALS FOR PHASE I WILL BE TO GENERATE MURINE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO THC, AND TO BEGIN WORK ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SENSITIVE AND VERSATILE THC FLUORESCENCE IMMUNOASSAY WHICH WILL BE FASTER, EASIER AND AT LEAST AS SENSITIVE AS CURRENT RADIOIMMUNOASSAYS, (DETECTS 10 NG/ML THC). MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES WILL BE PREPARED AGAINST 2 DIFFERENT IMMUNOGENS. WE WILL FIRST USE A 5'-CARBOXY 9-THC-BSA CONJUGATE WHICH HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY OFFERED TO US BY NIDA. SUBSEQUENTLY, WE WILL ALSO USE A CONJUGATE WHICH WE PLAN TO PREPARE VIACARBOXYMETHYLATION AND CARBODIMIDE COUPLING OF THE PHENOLIC HYDROXYL OF 9-THC. APPROXIMATELY CHARACTERIZED ANTIBODIES WILL BE ATTACHED TO B-GAACTOSIDASE AND UTILIZED IN A RAPID SOLID-PHASE ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY USING FLUOROGENIC SUBSTRATES. SUCH AN ASSAY SYSTEM WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED, WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT COMMERCIAL MARKET, AND WILL BE USEFUL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, THE MILITARY, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF NIDA'S OVERALL RESEARCH PROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

Harvey J. Brandwein
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Genetic Diagnostics Corp.
160 Community Drive Great Neck, NY 11021

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