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Novel Medical Diagnostic Instrument based on Real-time Breath Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63274
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
023869
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Novel Medical Diagnostic Instrument based on Real-time Breath Analysis
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-03041
Award Amount: $69,993.00
 

Abstract:

Los Gatos Research proposes to develop and test a novel medical diagnostic instrument that will non-invasively measure the ratio of the isotopic abundances of 13C to 12C in exhaled breath. The instrument, based on a new technology called Off-Axis ICOS, will be inexpensive, portable, easy to use, and report measurements with sufficient sensitivity and precision to replace mass spectrometry in 13C-labeled breath tests for diagnosis of several diseases, including diagnosis of liver fibrosis, bacterial overgrowth, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, sepsis, and infection. For the proposed program, we will develop an instrument for measurement of the gastric emptying rate for diagnosis of gastroparesis and associated conditions. We will quantify the specificity and sensitivity of the instrument by incorporating it into on-going clinical trials during Phase II. The instrument will enable long-term studies of astronaut health based on non-intrusive breath analysis and thus addresses the needs of the Biomedical Research Program. The program will involve clinical testing in human subjects to demonstrate concept efficacy and thus meet Countermeasure Readiness Level 6. At the end of the program, the instrument will be available for evaluation with human subjects in controlled laboratory conditions simulating space flight environment and thus meet Countermeasure Readiness Level 7.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Baer
Principal Investigator
6509657778
dsblgr@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
President
6509657772
aoklgr@ix.netcom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No