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Development of a Point-of-care Assay for the Detection of Rift Valley Fever…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92032
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-180-0114
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: 2009
Title: Development of a Point-of-care Assay for the Detection of Rift Valley Fever Virus, a Militarily Important Pathogen of the CENTCOM and AFRICOM Area of
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0030
Award Amount: $69,918.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to develop a robust, field grade, screening assay for the detection of RVFV in human blood and sera. The test will utilize a lateral flow (dipstick) chromatography incorporated into a cassette. The proposed immunochromatographic assay would be a very useful screening test to assess RVFV. This would facilitate the treatment of military personnel presenting with febrile illness. It would also help in eradication programs. In this Phase I study we will develop/acquire antibody and antigen reagents for use in development of prototype RVFV detection assays. We will then construct prototype assays that will be evaluated against archived samples from infected individuals. Further development of the assay would take place in a Phase II proposal.

Principal Investigator:

Syamal Raychaudhuri
Chief Scientific Officer
2063445821
raychaud@inbios.com

Business Contact:

Estela Raychaudhuri
President
2063445821
inbios@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INBIOS INTERNATIONAL
562 1st Ave S, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 911791824
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Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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