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SIMPLE LAB TEST FOR LOCALIZING GI BLEEDING SITE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60822
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DK055439
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: SIMPLE LAB TEST FOR LOCALIZING GI BLEEDING SITE
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44DK055439-02A1
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract is a major clinical problem. Bleeding may be acute and severe or it may be chronic and unnoticed (i.e. occult bleeding). The acute bleeding is a medical emergency that needs to be evaluated and treated immediately. Occult bleeding may be a sign of colon cancer and demands a careful evaluation to avoid missing a cancer in a curable stage. An initial and important determination in the medical management of either type of gastrointestinal bleeding is the localization of the bleeding site to either the upper or the lower gastrointestinal tract. During the Phase I portion of this project we developed a simple in vitro test for the analysis of blood in stool samples. This test was designed to determine, from a stool sample, whether bleeding was from an upper or lower gastrointestinal site. The objective of this Phase II project is to confirm the clinical accuracy and usefulness of this test with a large prospective group of patients with gastrointestinal bleeding in a clinical environment.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Eric Craine
5203254505
CRAINE@GNAT.ORG
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