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Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87268
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-118-1055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0019
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project will adapt QuantaSpec's FDA funded research to develop a highly specific and sensitive test to detect malaria parasitemia using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Furthermore, this test will be rapid, automated, inexpensive, reagent-less and highly accurate. Malaria incapacitates a significant number of soldiers in endemic regions and can cause casualties. Better methods for malaria diagnosis are needed for clinical diagnostics, drug screening, and field use. QuantaSpec's technology offers numerous significant advantages over traditional approaches. These advantages can provide more accurate diagnosis sooner and at lower cost improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and accelerating drug screening.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth A. Puzey
President
8028788410
kpuzey@quantaspec.com

Business Contact:

Lisa Kane
CFO
8028788410
lkane@quantaspec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUANTASPEC, INC.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT 05453

EIN/Tax ID: 201008260
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No