A Wearable Fluorescence Spectrometer for Transdermal Glucose Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-04-C-0130
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O041-DH2-3047
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-DH2
Small Business Information
BIOTEX, INC.
8018 El Rio St., Houston, TX, 77054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
969792050
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Ballerstadt
 Senior Research Scientist
 (713) 741-0111
 ralph@biotexmedical.com
Business Contact
 Ahsok Gowda
Title: President
Phone: (713) 741-0111
Email: ashok@biotexmedical.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The focus of this research project is to design and evaluate a first-generation prototype of a wearable fluorescence detector and display device for transdermal glucose monitoring. The unique feature of the detector and readout device is its high specificity and selectivity for the glucose metabolite which is provided by a small glucose sensor implanted into the subcutaneous skin regions. The concept of the proposed glucose-sensing concept is one of the most promising technologies currently pursued in glucose-sensor research for its application in diabetes research and therapy. In phase I of this project, we focus on studying the spectral response of the sensor in numerous in vitro situations. After careful analysis we will embark on pursuing to design and package such a wearable device using commercially available optical and off-the shelf electronic components.

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