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SBIR Phase II: Microelectrochemical Assays for Malaria Parasites

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68645
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0419472
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VEGRANDIS, LLC
VEGRANDIS, LLC 535 W. Research Blvd., Suite 135, M/S 200 FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase II: Microelectrochemical Assays for Malaria Parasites
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0548742
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on the development of an automated, high-throughput, sensitive and specific assay for the micorelectrochemical detection of malaria parasites. The use of microelectrochemical assay will allow for the detection of malarial parasites with a combination of attributes, such as all four species to the level of one parasite per microliter of blood without sample preparation. This technology will impact the current blood donor screening guidelines that call for the deferral of potential donors for one year following travel to malaria endemic regions. Not only do cases of fatal transfusion-transmitted malaria occasionally occur, but also the availability of the blood supply is reduced. This technology will aid the blood banking industry by providing an inexpensive, high-throughput, low detection limit malaria test as blood donor screening tool.

Principal Investigator:

Zoraida Aguilar
Dr
4795712592
zoraida.aguilar@vegrandis.com

Business Contact:

Mark Wagstaff
Mr
4795712592
mwagstaff@virtual-incubation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vegrandis
535 West Research Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72701

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