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THE SENSITIVITY OF A NEW IMMUNOANALYSIS OF SMALL VOLUME RAW SPECIMENS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
663
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
663
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ord Inc.
Po Box 50 Nahant, MA 01908
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THE SENSITIVITY OF A NEW IMMUNOANALYSIS OF SMALL VOLUME RAW SPECIMENS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $486,600.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT INVESTIGATES THE SENSITIVITY OF A NEW METHOD OF IMMUNOANALYSIS TO DETERMINE ITS APPLICABILITY FOR USE IN A SPACECRAFT ENVIRONMENT. ITS CHARACTERISTICS ARE: USE OF UNPROCESSED SPECIMENS (E.G., WHOLE BLOOD AND SALIVA),A SAMPLE VOLUME OF 3 MICROLITERS, MULTIPLE DETERMINATIONS PER SPECIMEN, AND INSENSITIVITY TO SAMPLE VOLUME. THE SIZE OF A TEST KIT WILL BE ONLY 1/4 CC; IT WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OFMANUAL OPERATIONS; AND IT WILL NOT REQUIRE A SEPARATION OF BLOOD FROM UNBOUND ANTIGEN/ANTIBODY. THE FLUORESCENT TAGGEDREAGENTS HAVE A VERY LONG SHELF LIFE. THE INSTRUMENT FOR READING OUT THE FLUORESCENCE MAY BE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A LARGE POCKET CALCULATOR. THESE CHARACTERISTICS, WHICH ENABLE IMMUNOASSAY TO BE PERFORMED IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE, ARE IDEAL FOR THE SPACE CRAFT ENVIRONMENT. IN ADDITION, EVERY STEP OF THE ASSAY CAN OPERATE IN ZERO GRAVITY. THE VARIETY OF ASSAYS POSSIBLE INCLUDE HORMONES AND INFECTIOUS AGENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Myron J. Block

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ord Inc.
1725 Revere Beach Pkwy Everett, MA 02149

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