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DIAG. OF MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASE/POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11411
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11411
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Specialty Laboratories, Inc.
2211 MICHIGAN AVE Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DIAG. OF MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASE/POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,964.00
 

Abstract:

RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF MYCOBACTERIAL INFECTION IS REQUIRED FOR A MORE EXPEDITIOUS TREATMENT OF THE TWO MAJOR TYPES OF MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASE. CURRENT PROCEDURES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASE REQUIRE THE BACTERIA TO BE CULTURED FROM BODY FLUIDS, FOLLOWED BY IMMUNOLOGICAL OR BIOCHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE MYCOBACTERIAL INFECTIOUS AGENT. DNA TECHNOLOGY HAS DEVELOPED A RAPID AMPLIFICATION OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF TARGET DNA WHICH, IF IT IS STRAIN-SPECIFIC, CAN ALLOW A MORE RAPID CLASSIFICATION OF THE MYCOBACTERIAL STRAIN. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS PROJECT ARE: (1) TO IDENTIFY DNA SEQUENCES UNIQUE TO THE MAJOR CLASSES OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS OR ATYPICAL MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM-INTRACELLULARE BY SELECTING STRAIN-SPECIFIC SEQUENCES FROM CONSTRUCTED GENOMIC LIBRARIES OF M. TUBERCULOSIS AND M. INTRACELLULARE, AND (2) TO APPLY THE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION TO AMPLIFY STRAIN-SPECIFIC SEQUENCES OF MYCOBACTERIA. THE PROCEDURE SHOULD CIRCUMVENT THE TIME REQUIRED FOR CELL CULTURING AND WILL ALLOW DIRECT IDENTIFICATION OF THE CLASSES OF MYCOBACTERIA.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Specialty Laboratories Inc
2211 Michigan Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404

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