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Synthetic Influenza Detection with Real-Time Results and Extended Shelf-Life

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79738
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00113
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Synthetic Influenza Detection with Real-Time Results and Extended Shelf-Life
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16760
Award Amount: $79,993.00
 

Abstract:

Influenza infection and pandemics occur rapidly in the millions of domestic animals that live in high density on farms. Monitoring each animal for disease is impractical and prohibitively expensive. However, culling and slaughtering entire flocks or herds once influenza is discovered stands as a tragic and costly consequence of current practices. Recent disturbing reports of bird-to-human influenza transmission in Asia, Europe, and possibly Africa only highlights the urgency to manage these rapidly mutating viruses. This project will determine the feasibility of an inexpensive and mass-produceable system that sensitively and specifically detects influenza virus presence with an optically active material. The sensing material is completely synthetic and more durable than existing protein-based immunoassay platforms. The catalytic process that generates this material can be upscaled to manufacture large quantities, thus lowering costs and increasing the economic incentive for widespread influenza monitoring.

Principal Investigator:

Irene Kung
3105307130
ikung@intopsys.com

Business Contact:

Lothar Kempen
Vice Presiden
3105307130
lkempen@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

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