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SBIR Phase I: Optical Spectroscopy for Colon Cancer Screening without…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84809
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0712361
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American BioOptics, LLC
1801 Maple Ave Suite 4316 Evanston, IL 60201 3135
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Optical Spectroscopy for Colon Cancer Screening without Colonoscopy
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0712361
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop an optical technology for population-wide colon cancer screening by means of a simple, inexpensive, minimally intrusive and accurate optical rectal test that would forego the need for bowel cleansing. The technology is based on low-coherence enhanced backscattering (LEBS), an optical technique which enables the sensing of tissue micro-architectural correlates of pathological changes in otherwise normal mucosa. Performance of colon cancer screens by primary care providers will increase the likelihood of early detection and treatment of this important disease. Moreover, the availability of the technology will also decrease the cost associated with this disease by enabling the selection of at-risk individuals by the primary care provider for referral to the gastroenterologist for further follow-up.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew L. Cittadine
MS
8474670628
andrew.cittadine@americanbiooptics.com

Business Contact:

Andrew L. Cittadine
MS
8474670628
andrew.cittadine@americanbiooptics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

American BioOptics, LLC
1801 Maple Ave Suite 4316 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 870772198
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No