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DEVICE FOR SAMPLE COLLECTION AND RAPID IMMUNOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION OF…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12042
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12042
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
New Horizons Diagnostics
9110 RED BRANCH RD COLUMBIA, MD 21045-2024
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: DEVICE FOR SAMPLE COLLECTION AND RAPID IMMUNOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,237.00
 

Abstract:

A PATENTED SELF-CONTAINED SOLID PHASE COLORIMETRIC IMMUNOASSAY FOR THE RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL ANALYTES IS PROPOSED FOR USE IN MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT. THIS SIMPLE TO USE NONINSTRUMENTED DEVICE CAN DETECT AS FEW AS 2 X 10(3) GROUP A STREPTOCOCCI IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. THE TEST DEVICE IS COMPRISED OF A TUBE WHICH HAS A DACRON SWAB FOR SAMPLE COLLECTION, A SERIES OF CHAMBERS CONTAINING LYOPHILIZED EXTRACTION AND COLLOIDAL GOLD IMMUNOREAGENTS, RECONSTITUTION BUFFER, AND A REACTION ZONE ON A FIXED MEMBRANE. EACH SINGLE USE TEST CAN BE STORED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. THE SWAB IS USED TO COLLECT A BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN. AFTER SAMPLE COLLECTION, THE SWAB IS RETURNED TO THE DEVICE AND PUSHED FORWARD INTO AND THROUGH REAGENT CHAMBERS. AFTER 1 TO 5 MINUTES, THE SWAB IS PUSHED FURTHER INTO THE TUBE DEVICE WHERE THE REACTANTS DIFFUSE FOR AT LEAST 1 MINUTE INTO A CAPTURE MEMBRANE. THE MEMBRANES ARE THEN OBSERVED WITH THE NAKED EYE FOR THE PRESENCE OF ANALYTE INDICATED BY DEVELOPMENT OF A RED SPOT. NO WASHING, ADDITIONAL STEPS, ORREAGENTS ARE REQUIRED. THIS TEST SHOULD BE FUNCTIONAL IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE ALL TRANSFER REACTANTS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY MOVEMENT OF THE SWAB AND DIFFUSION. THIS TUBE DEVICE IS DESIGNED FOR TESTING BY UNTRAINED PERSONNEL.

Principal Investigator:

David Bernstein
Executive Vice President
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Business Contact:

Larry loomis
PRESIDENT
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Small Business Information at Submission:

New Horizons Diagnostics
9110 Red Branch Rd Columbia, MD 21045

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