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Time-relevant Blood Sample Collection Using HemaSpot

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43HL122043-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R43HL122043
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NHLBI
Solicitation Number: PA13-234
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8204 N Lamar C17
Austin, TX 78753-5944
United States
DUNS: 28640269
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (216) 368-0823
Business Contact
Phone: (512) 658-6293
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Time-relevant Blood Sample Collection Using HemaSpot Collection of blood samples at relevant time points is critical for chronobiology (circadian rhythm) research and for predicting, diagnosing and treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney and cardiovascular disease. Recent studies demonstrate that survival of at-risk patients is increased up to 5-fold by the simple behavior change of taking blood pressure medications at night time instead of morning. Researchto determine mechanisms of this remarkable data is hampered by limited access to time-relevant blood samples due to the requirement of an accessible phlebotomist and travel to a laboratory for venipuncture blood collection. Collection is especially difficult for critical time points such as early morning or bedtime and for patients who are ill, home-bound, elderly, live in remote or rural areas, lack transportation or who cannot take time from work. Spot On Sciences proposes an innovative and revolutio

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