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NON-INVASIVE BORON IMAGING IN HUMAN BRAIN WITH MRI

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19374
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19374
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Neutron Technology
877 Main Street, #303 Boise, ID 83702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: NON-INVASIVE BORON IMAGING IN HUMAN BRAIN WITH MRI
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

BORON NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY (BNCT) OPTIMIZATION REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE OF TUMOR-BORON UPTAKE AND ELIMINATION KINETICS AND CONCENTRATIONS. AT PRESENT, THIS KNOWLEDGE IS OBTAINED THROUGH INVASIVE METHODS. THROUGH A NONINVASIVE METHOD, MULTIPLE DATA POINTS CAN BE OBTAINED OVER TIME WITHOUT DISTURBING THE BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT. INITIAL STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) CAN BE USED AS A NONINVASIVE TOOL TO DETERMINE BORON CONCENTRATION AS A FUNCTION OF TIME AND LOCATION. WE WILL DEVELOP A NEW NONINVASIVE TECHNIQUE USING BORON MRI FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING THE RESEARCHER'S ABILITY TO CONDUCT BORON PHARMACOKINETIC STUDIES.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth M Bradshaw
8015817027

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Neutron Technology
50 North Medical Drive Ac-213 Salt Lake City, UT 84132

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