THE GOAL OF PHASE I IS TO DETERMINE THE USEFULNESS OF A NEW SEPARATION TECHNIQUE FOR THE RAPID ISOLATION OF AFLATOXINS FROM FOOD COMMODITIES SUCH AS MILK AND GRAIN SOLVENT EXTRACTS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 514
Amount: $53,384.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Biotech Research Laboratories
1600 E. Gude Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ANTON F. STEUER
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (301) 251-0800
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Abstract
THE GOAL OF PHASE I IS TO DETERMINE THE USEFULNESS OF A NEW SEPARATION TECHNIQUE FOR THE RAPID ISOLATION OF AFLATOXINS FROM FOOD COMMODITIES SUCH AS MILK AND GRAIN SOLVENT EXTRACTS. THE SEPARATION TECHNIQUE TERMED ELECTROMOLECULAR PROPULSION (EMP) BY ITS INVENTOR NORMAN HABER WILL BE EVALUATED WITH AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY (EIA) UTILIZING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR AFLATOXIN B(1) AND M(1). SINCE AFLATOXIN IS A POTENT CARCINOGEN AND THUS POSES A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RISK, THE COMBINATION OF THESE TWO METHODOLOGIES COULD PROVIDE A DETECTION SYSTEM THAT IS FASTER, MORE ECONOMICAL, AND MORE PRACTICAL THAN THE EXISTING METHODOLOGIES (E.G., TLC, HPLC, AND RIA).

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