THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE ANALYTICAL SYSTEM FOR THE ACCURATE ESTIMATION OF BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION USING SALIVA AS THE SAMPLE.

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Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
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Amount:
$45,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
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Award Id:
5327
Agency Tracking Number:
5327
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Principal Investigator:
ARTHUR L BABSON
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(201) 879-7259
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE ANALYTICAL SYSTEM FOR THE ACCURATE ESTIMATION OF BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION USING SALIVA AS THE SAMPLE. THESYSTEM WILL BE COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING: (1) A STRIP OF FILTER PAPER DESIGNED TO COLLECT AN ACCURATE VOLUME OF SALIVA; (2) A DISPOSABLE REACTION VESSEL CONTAINING STABILI-ZED ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE AND OTHER REAGENTS, WHICH PROVIDE A COLORED END PRODUCT IN PROPORTION TO THE ALCOHOL CONCEN- TRATION OF THE SALIVA; AND (3) A SMALL COLORIMETER DESIGNED TO AUTOMATICALLY MIX SAMPLE AND REAGENTS, MEASURE THE RATE OF COLOR FORMATION, AND CALCULATE AND PRINT OUT THE ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF THE SALIVA. DETERMINATION OF BLOOD ALCOHOLBY BREATH ANALYSIS IS SUBJECT TO MANY POTENTIAL ERRORS. THECONCENTRATION OF ALCOHOL IN SALIVA ACCURATELY REFLECTS THE BLOOD CONCENTRATION, AND THE ENZYME, ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE, IS SPECIFIC FOR ALCOHOL. THE SYSTEM WOULD BE USED IN THE DETERMINATION OF TREATMENT COMPLIANCE, IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCYROOMS, AND BY LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM WILL BE SIMPLE AND SMALL ENOUGH TO TO BE USED IN THE FIELD BY INEXPERIENCED OPERATORS.

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