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Rapid Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) from Ticks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-16-C-0182
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0174
Amount: $999,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP15-006
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-27
Small Business Information
3537 Old Conejo Road, Unit 101,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States
DUNS: 140758082
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kirti Dave PhD
 (805) 390-0647
 kdave@vectortest.com
Business Contact
 Kirti Dave PhD
Phone: (805) 390-0647
Email: kirtidave@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

VecTOR Test Systems, Inc. will develop assay for rapid detection of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi in ticks in a field setting. In Phase I prototype assays to detect Borrelia burgdorferi were developed that met Phase I objectives. The development work will continue in Phase II in which the assay with the required sensitivity and specificity will be completed and evaluated in the laboratory. The overall objective is to develop product/s that will quickly and accurately determine whether ticks collected by preventive medicine units in the field are infected with medically relevant pathogens in order to minimize the impact of the disease on operational capabilities. The technology is based on the simple and reliable immuno-chromatographic detection method by which sensitive test-strip based assays provide results in less than 30 minutes. The proposed assays will be easy to perform and results easy to interpret requiring limited resources. The assay will be an important addition to our range of vector test products that detect the pathogens in the vectoring arthropods. The developed assay will be made available in a kit with components required to perform the assay. The assay kit will be stable at ambient storage conditions.

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