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QUALITY CONTROL TOOL FOR NEWBORN SCREENING BLOOD SAMPLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60668
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD037789
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
3275 W INA RD, STE 215 TUCSON, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: QUALITY CONTROL TOOL FOR NEWBORN SCREENING BLOOD SAMPLES
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HD037789-02
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Essentially all newborns in the United States (about 4 million per year) and at least 30 other countries have blood samples obtained on filter paper cards for the purpose of screening for a number of metabolic and genetic diseases. To prevent morbidity, such as brain damage, from metabolic diseases such as phenylketonuria or congenital hypothyroidism, it is critical that the screening results be obtained in a timely fashion. A persistent and well-documented problem for the newborn screening programs has been the arrival of inadequate blood card samples at the testing laboratories. These result in expensive recall testing and introduce a dangerous delay in the diagnosis of disease. This project will develop an imaging based system for the evaluation of blood cards to determine if they are adequate. Use of such a system at a birthing center will allow for the immediate correction of the problem, saving health care dollars and preventing any unnecessary delay in the diagnosis of important metabolic diseases.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L. Craine
5203254505
BLCRAINE@WRC-INC.COM

Business Contact:

Eric Craine
5203254505
ERCRAINE@WRC-INC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC. 2127 E SPEEDWAY, STE 209 TUCSON, AZ 85719

EIN/Tax ID: 860608471
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No