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Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87269
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-118-1972
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AKRON RUBBER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY, INC.
2887 Gilchrist Rd Akron, OH 44305 4305
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0012
Award Amount: $69,981.00
 

Abstract:

Developing a robust and accurate test for the detection of malaria continues to be an elusive challenge.1,2 The objective of this proposal is to develop an innovative approach to the diagnosis of malaria that is very specific and sensitive for detecting the presence of malaria parasites in red blood cells (RBC). This approach could potentially be more effective than the current microscopic and rapid detection tests that seem to have issues with both false positives and negatives. A novel approach is necessary to explore other untapped avenues and identify a new methodology to achieve this objective. As ARDL, Inc.'s newly established division, ARDL Pharmaceutical Services Lab is uniquely positioned to address this objective. Phase I would consist of characterization of extracts of standard RBC that contain the malaria parasite, Plasmodium. Phase II of the proposal would then be focused on translating the results from the Phase I proof of principle demonstration into a robust method with the ultimate goal to develop a simple, low cost, modular type test that could be used for diagnostic purposes in remote areas of the world.

Principal Investigator:

Ana Barbur
Chemical Services Manager
3307946600
anab@ardl.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Leyden
President
3307946600
jerry@ardl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AKRON RUBBER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY, INC.
2887 Gilchrist Rd Akron, OH 44305

EIN/Tax ID: 341027097
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No