A Wearable Fluorescence Spectrometer for Transdermal Glucose Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0130
Agency Tracking Number: O041-DH2-3047
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-DH2
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
8018 El Rio St., Houston, TX, 77054
DUNS: 969792050
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Ballerstadt
 Senior Research Scientist
 (713) 741-0111
Business Contact
 Ahsok Gowda
Title: President
Phone: (713) 741-0111
Email: ashok@biotexmedical.com
Research Institution
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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