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Field Deployable Diagnostic Test for Active Cutaneous Leishmania and a Test for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73695
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-177-0187
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Field Deployable Diagnostic Test for Active Cutaneous Leishmania and a Test for Latent Infection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-05-C-0018
Award Amount: $119,515.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed immunochromatographic diagnostic test would be a useful rapid diagnostic test for the direct detection of Leishmania parasites responsible for cutaneous leishmaniasis in soldiers exhibiting skin lesions. It would have application in detecting Leishmania parasites directly from needle aspirates/swabs of skin lesions in a field environment hence facilitating accurate treatment. The major advantage of this diagnostic methodology is that is it is non invasive and provides rapid (<15 min) detection of the presence of Leishmania parasites. The test would have high sensitivity and the ability to differentiate from visceral forms of Leishmaniasis. It would have field applications for troops deployed to the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as to travelers to these regions of the world.

Principal Investigator:

Raymond Houghton
Senior Scientist
2063445821
raymond@inbios.com

Business Contact:

Syamal Raychaudhuri
Chief Scientific Officer
2063445821
raychaud@inbios.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INBIOS INTERNATIONAL
562 Ist Ave S, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 911791824
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No