A RAPID, SIMPLE OVULATION TEST REQUIRING NO INSTRUMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3121
Amount: $168,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Covalent Technology Corp.
3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Deborah R. Siena
 Principal Investigator
 (313) 769-5377
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE IS A NEED FOR A SIMPLE TEST WHICH DETERMINES THE TIME OF A WOMAN'S OVULATION. THE PROJECT OBJECTIVE IS DEVELOPMENT OF A MARKETABLE TEST WHICH CAN DETECT THE HORMONAL CHANGES OCCURRING JUST PRIOR TO OVULATION. SPECIFICALLY, THE TEST WOULD DETECT EITHER ESTRONE-3-GLUCURONIDE OR LUTEINIZING HORMONE IN URINE. CTC HAS DEVELOPED A SIMPLE IMMUNOASSAY TECHNOLOGY WHICH MAY BE PERFORMED IN THE HOME, FIELD, OR PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE. THE METHOD, TERMED THE VISUAL IMMUNOASSAY (VIA), USES WELL-DEFINED IMMUNOASSAY PRINCIPLES OF SOLID-PHASE TESTS COUPLED WITH THE PHYSICAL DETECTION PRINCIPLES OF NEPHELOMETRIC ASSAY. ANTIGEN-MEDIATED BINDING OF IMMUNOREACTIVE LATEX PARTICLES TO A DIPSTICK YIELDS A SENSITIVE SOLID-PHASE NEPHELOMETRIC TEST. THIS RAPID TEST PROCEDURE REQUIRES NO LABORATORY EQUIPMENT OR INSTRUMENTS AND IS VISUALLY READ. IN ADDITION,

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