THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY SUITABLE FOR USE FOR PERSONAL MONITORING OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC AGENTS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4902
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Bio-metric Systems Inc
9932 West 74th Street, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MELVIN J SWANSON
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (612) 941-0080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY SUITABLE FOR USE FOR PERSONAL MONITORING OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC AGENTS. TECHNIQUESARE PROPOSED WHEREBY IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT TOXIC CHEMICALS CAN BE BOUND DIRECTLY FROM THE VAPOR PHASE ONTO SEMIDRY IMMOBILIZED ANTIBODIES. IT IS FURTHER PROPOSED TO PUT SUCH IMMOBILIZED ANTIBODIES INTO A KIT THAT CAN BE RAPIDLY AND CONVENIENTLY DEVELOPED BY THE USER TO PRODUCE A VISIBLE COLOR IF THE KIT (THEREFORE, THE USER) IS EXPOSED TO THE APPLICABLE TOXIC AGENTS. THE SPECIFIC GOAL OF PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS TECH- NOLOGY FOR DETECTING PARAOXON, AN ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTI- CIDE. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT COULD THEN SHOW ITS APPLICABILITYTO OTHER TOXIC AGENTS AND MULTIPLE TOXIC AGENTS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL HAVE BROAD APPLICATIONS AND COULD BE USED FOR MANY VALUABLE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS.

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