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LATERAL FLOW MICROARRAY TEST STRIPS FOR EARLY STAGE OVARIAN CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94143
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N43CO0800046
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: 2008
Title: LATERAL FLOW MICROARRAY TEST STRIPS FOR EARLY STAGE OVARIAN CANCER DIAGNOSIS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N43CO0800046
Award Amount: $149,995.00
 

Abstract:

Ovarian cancer ranks first among gynecological cancers in the number of deaths each year. New diagnostic tools that could be used for the early detection of ovarian cancer could substantially increase the survival rate from this disease. Biomarkers present in serum can be used to provide diagnosis of the disease at an early stage. CA 125 levels in serum are currently measured in ovarian cancer diagnosis. CA 125 does not have the sensitivity and specificity needed for early diagnosis, and recent studies show that the measurement of CA 125 in combination with other biomarkers can improve the sensitivity and specificity of ovarian cancer diagnosis. In this project, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. proposes to develop a simple, sensitive, and specific lateral f low microarray test strip to diagnose early stage ovarian cancer. In Phase I, we will develop a quantitative lateral flow test strip to quantify multiple markers indicative of ovarian cancer in serum samples and compare the results to published literature data. In Phase II, we will optimize the performance of the test strips. The proposed technology has tremendous applications in cancer diagnosis and other medical applications.

Principal Investigator:

Srivatsa Venkatasubbarao

Business Contact:


shonda@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 2520 W 237TH ST TORRANCE, CA 90505

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