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Rapid Serological Diagnosis of Scrub Typhus Infections

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63105
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-3162
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ACCESS BIO, INC.
2033 Route 130 Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Rapid Serological Diagnosis of Scrub Typhus Infections
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAMD17-03-C-0029
Award Amount: $729,605.00
 

Abstract:

Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi poses a threat to U.S. forces deployed to the Asian/Australian/Pacific regions during contingency and peacekeeping operations. Development of an assay for the detection of O. tsutsugamushi that is rapid, accurate, field-usable and soldier-friendly is therefore a high priority for the DoD. In its Phase I effort, Access Bio demonstrated the feasibility in development of a prototype assay to detect scrub typhus employing immunochromatographic assay technology. The developed test system is field-deployable (blood assay, hand-held device, ten minutes assay, no equipment, no special facility, field storage, field-temperature operation), soldier-friendly (easy-to-operate, no special training), accurate and clinically useful (separate result for IgM and total antibodies, 100% agreement with the clinical samples). In Phase II research and development, Access Bio will further develop and deliver the test system for the confirmation of the project goal. This test system will be able to distinguish between the acute infection and chronic infection of scrub typhus. Four subsequent lots of the assay will be produced and delivered for evaluation by the COR. The same technology which showed satisfactory feasibility in Phase I will be employed. Target sensitivity and specificity is >95%.

Principal Investigator:

Young Choi
President
7322972222
yhchoi@accessbio.net

Business Contact:

Thomas Saborine
CBO
7322972222
sabourin@springpharma.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACCESS BIO, INC.
2033 Route 130 Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852

EIN/Tax ID: 223832384
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No