NEONATAL NUTRITION AND RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$261,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5361
Agency Tracking Number:
5361
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
114 Ridgeway Center, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Larry J Moore
Principal Investigator
(615) 483-1113
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A PAUCITY OF KNOWLEDGE EXISTS ABOUT NEONATAL TRACE ELEMENT NUTRITION REQUIREMENTS, ESPECIALLY FOR PREMATURE INFANTS, WHOSE CRITICAL FINAL TRIMESTER ACCUMULATION OF ESSENTIAL TRACE ELEMENTS IS ABRUPTLY CEASED AT BIRTH. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY "BRIDGE" REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DIRECT, OR NEARLY DIRECT, DETERMINATION BY RESONANCE IONIZATION MASSSPECTROMETRY (RIMS) OF SUBNANOGRAM QUANTITIES OF MO, CU, ANDV IN LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 0.1 CM -3 BLOOD SAMPLES FROM PREMATURE INFANTS. SPECIFICALLY, THE AIMS ARE: 1. TO INVESTIGATE AND APPLY RESONANCE IONIZATION SCHEMES FOR THE ELEMENTALLY SELECTIVE IONIZATION OF MO, CU, AND V; 2. TO DEVELOP ISOTOPE DILUTION ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR SAMPLES WITH MINIMAL CHEMICAL PREPARATION; 3. TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASUREMENT OF SUB-NANOGRAM QUANTITIES OF MO,CU, AND V; AND 4. TO DEMONSTRATE HOW THE INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF THE ABOVE COMPONENTS CAN LEAD TO THE SIGNIFI-CANT ADVANCEMENT OF NEONATAL NUTRITION AND HOW THE CONCEPT OF THIS NEW ULTRATRACE ANALYTICAL TOOL CAN BE EXPANDED AND APPLIED BROADLY TO ELEMENTS AND ISOTOPE ANALYSIS. THE LONGER TERM (PHASE II) OBJECTIVES WOULD BE: 1. TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT A COST-EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE RIMS SYSTEM; 2. TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT GAINED FROM PHASE FROM PHASE I TO THE SOLUTION OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS IN NEONATAL NUTRITION.

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