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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26893
Amount: $218,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
814 South Washington, Moscow, ID, 83834
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Ronald M. Silflow
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Research Institution
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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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