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Liquid Crystal Diagnostic for Multiplex Hepatitis Screening

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85285
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AI072842
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLATYPUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
5520 Nobel Drive Suite 100 Madison, WI 53711-4910
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Liquid Crystal Diagnostic for Multiplex Hepatitis Screening
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AI072842-01A1
Award Amount: $599,933.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Viral hepatitis is a global public health issue. It is estimated that in the United States 3 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus and do not know it. The prognosis, treatment and response to treatment of h epatitis vary with the causative viral agent. The current diagnostic approach is a complex combination of assays to detect viral antigens and antibodies to viruses, and to detect and measure viral nucleic acid. In this proposal, we will develop a point-of- care liquid crystal based multi-analyte assay that can simultaneously, rapidly and inexpensively screen a single sample for the presence of hepatitis (A,B,C,D and E) viral antigens and antibodies. This product can address the need for extracting maximum di agnostic information from a single test and can expand screening for hepatitis viruses. Viral hepatitis is a global public health issue. It is estimated that in the United States 3 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus and do not know it. The prognosis, treatment and response to treatment of hepatitis vary with the causative viral agent. The current diagnostic approach is a complex combination of assays to detect viral antigens and antibodies to viruses, and to detect and measure viral nucleic acid. In this proposal, we will develop a point-of-care liquid crystal based multi-analyte assay that can simultaneously, rapidly and inexpensively screen a single sample for the presence of hepatitis (A,B,C,D and E) viral antigens and antibodies. This product can address the need for extracting maximum diagnostic information from a single test and can expand screening for hepatitis viruses.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Williams
6082371270
JWILLIAMS@PLATYPUSTECH.COM

Business Contact:

Renee Herber
rherber@platypustech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLATYPUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
5520 Nobel Drive Suite 100 MADISON, WI 53711

EIN/Tax ID: 391992935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No