MULTIPLE DRUG DETECTION IN FINGER PRICK BLOOD

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16807
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9924 W 74th St, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Melvin J Swansen
 (612) 829-2700
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Research Institution
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Abstract
WE WILL DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN ENZYMEIMMUNOASSAY FORMAT CAPABLE OF SIMULTANEOUSLY DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING ANY ONE OR MORE OF MULTIPLE DRUGS IN BLOOD FROM A FINGER PRICK. THE EVENTUAL GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A SCREENINGTEST DEVICE HAVING A BUILT-IN SAMPLER WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE USER TO TOUCH THE DEVICE ONTO A DROP OF BLOOD FROM A FINGER PRICK, TURN THE DEVICE OVER AND TAP IT TO INTRODUCE THE SAMPLE, PLACE THE DEVICE INTO A DEVELOPING SOLUTION, WAIT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND OBSERVE THE RESULTS. ANY DESIGNATED BANDS HAVING COLOR WOULD INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF THE CORRESPONDING DRUG. THE SPECIFIC GOAL OF THE PHASE I PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP THE TECHNIQUE, USING A SIMPLER APPARATUS, AND TO DEMONSTRATE THAT ANY COMBINATION OF COCAINE, MORPHINE AND PHENCYCLIDINE CAN BE IDENTIFIED IN A SMALL BLOOD SAMPLE, EACH AT 20 NANOGRAMS/ML OR GREATER CONCENTRATIONS. WE WILL DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN ENZYMEIMMUNOASSAY FORMAT CAPABLE OF SIMULTANEOUSLY DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING ANY ONE OR MORE OF MULTIPLE DRUGS IN BLOOD FROM A FINGER PRICK. THE EVENTUAL GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A SCREENINGTEST DEVICE HAVING A BUILT-IN SAMPLER WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE USER TO TOUCH THE DEVICE ONTO A DROP OF BLOOD FROM A FINGER PRICK, TURN THE DEVICE OVER AND TAP IT TO INTRODUCE THE SAMPLE, PLACE THE DEVICE INTO A DEVELOPING SOLUTION, WAIT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND OBSERVE THE RESULTS. ANY DESIGNATED BANDS HAVING COLOR WOULD INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF THE CORRESPONDING DRUG. THE SPECIFIC GOAL OF THE PHASE I PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP THE TECHNIQUE, USING A SIMPLER APPARATUS, AND TO DEMONSTRATE THAT ANY COMBINATION OF COCAINE, MORPHINE AND PHENCYCLIDINE CAN BE IDENTIFIED IN A SMALL BLOOD SAMPLE, EACH AT 20 NANOGRAMS/ML OR GREATER CONCENTRATIONS.

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