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Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87268
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3843
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-118
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0019
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

QuantaSpec is a world leader in FTIR spectroscopy applied research. The purpose of this project is to develop and validate methods for the rapid automated detection and identification of Plasmodia in thin film blood smears using FTIR micro spectroscopy. Infrared micro spectroscopy can be used to detect even a single infected red blood cell and is not fooled by artifacts that confound visual microscopy. These capabilities can improve the performance of in vitro diagnostic tests for clinical use, improve case management, aid eradication efforts, and improve the speed and accuracy of efficacy screening of therapeutics and vaccines. Better diagnostics and endpoints are needed to combat malaria which kills approximately 1 million people every year.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth A. Puzey
President
(802) 861-2728
kpuzey@quantaspec.com

Business Contact:

Lisa Kane
CFO
(802) 861-2728
lkane@quantaspec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT -

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