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ADVANCED PHOTOMETRIC NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF GLUCOSE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43DK059088-01
Amount: $142,040.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7 OLD COLONY RD
WORCESTER, MA 01609
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 HANNU HARJUNMAA
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Business Contact
Phone: (508) 831-5784
Email: RPEURA@AOL.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the Applicant's Abstract): The aim of our research is
to determine the risk of bone disease in hypercalcuric kidney stone formers and
their families by establishing an algorithm that takes into account bone
mineral density (BMD), demographic characteristics, diet history, and urine
chemistries, including markers of bone turnover. This algorithm will allow us
to determine which hypercalcurics need clinical evaluation for osteoporosis and
will form the basis of a disease management product. In the process of creating
this algorithm, we will be the first to determine the prevalence of bone
disease in hypercalcuric stone formers and their families and over time make
some estimates of incidence rates. A longer-term goal of our research is to
study the genetic underpinnings of osteoporosis and nephrolithiasis.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
Litholink provides disease managment services for kidney stone patients. We hope to
use the algorithm developed in this research to expand our services to include bone
disease management in kidney stone forming patients and their families.

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