HIGH SENSITIVITY, EASY TO USE, ENZYME IMMMUNOASSAY FOR PROGESTERONE IN SALIVA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
7957
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biometallics Inc
Box 2251, Princeton, NJ, 08543
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH AT BIOMETALLICS IS TO DEVELOP A RAPID, EASY TO USE ENZYMEIMMUNOASSAY, WITH ENHANCED SENSITIVITY FOR DETERMINING THE REPRODUCTIVE HORMONE, PROGESTERONE, IN SALIVA. THE MEASUREMENT OF PROGESTERONE INSALIVA IS ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE SAMPLING IS NONINVASIVE AND ESSENTIALLY STRESS FREE. BUT BECAUSE PROGESTERONE LEVELS INSALIVA ARE ONLY 1% OF PROGESTERONE LEVELS IN SERUM, ENHANCEDSENSITIVITY IS REQUIRED OVER CONVENTIONAL ENZYMEIMMUNOASSAY METHODOLOGY. A METHOD FOR INCREASING THE ENZYME SENSITIVITY OF HORSERADISH PEROXIDASE IS PRESENTED. THIS METHOD WILL BE DEMONSTRATED BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSAY KIT FOR PROGESTERONE IN SALIVA. THIS ENHANCED SENSITIVITY METHOD WILL ALSO HAVE GENERAL APPLICATION TO THE DETERMINATION OF LOW LEVELS OF MANY OTHER HORMONES OR ANALYTES OF INTEREST.

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