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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-0183
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0179
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP15-006
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-27
Small Business Information
4878 Ronson CT STE K
San Diego, CA 92111
United States
DUNS: 159070825
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Darlington
 (858) 565-4227
Business Contact
 Steven Oldenburg
Phone: (858) 565-4227
Research Institution

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America and one of the fast-growing infectious diseases in the United States.An inexpensive, portable and accurate diagnostic device for the detection of Borrelia bacteria in the deer tick will be developed.The diagnostic device will consist of an efficient extractor for disrupting the hard exoskeleton on the tick, an ultra-sensitive lateral flow based detection assay and a smart phone reader attachment for quantifying and geotagging the test strip results.The detection kit will have a small form factor, will be simple to use and will require minimal power.

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