A COW-SIDE BLOOD TEST FOR PREGNANCY USING PREGNANCY-SPECIFIC PROTEIN B (PSPB)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$218,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
26893
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Biotracking
814 South Washington, Moscow, ID, 83834
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ronald M. Silflow
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE A FIELD TEST KIT FOR DETECTING PREGNANCY IN CATTLE BY A BLOOD TEST. THE GOALS OF THE PHASE I PROJECT ARE 1) TO DEVELOP THE KIT AND 2) TO TEST THE KIT ON A LIMITED NUMBER OF CATTLE. THE TEST WILL BE BASED ON PRESENCE OF PLACENTAL DERIVED PREGNANCY-SPECIFIC PROTEIN B (PSPB) IN MATERNAL BLOOD. THE TEST WILL BE A ONE-STEP PROCEDURE IN WHICH SERUM (OR PERHAPS WHOLE BLOOD) IS APPLIED TO THE TEST DEVICE AND A COLOR BAND DEVELOPS WITHIN A FEW MINUTES. RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED TO OPTIMIZE CONDITIONS FOR IMMUNOLOGICAL REACTION ON A SUPPORT TEST-STRIP. ONCE THE TEST-STRIP IS PREPARED IT WILL BE TESTED FOR ACCURACY, REPEATABILITY AND SENSITIVITY. IT IS HOPED THAT THE TEST WILL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE RADIOIMMUNOASSAY FOR PSPB IN DETECTING PREGNANCY.

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