A RAPID, SIMPLE OVULATION TEST REQUIRING NO INSTRUMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$168,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3121
Agency Tracking Number:
3121
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Deborah R. Siena
Principal Investigator
(313) 769-5377
Business Contact:
() -
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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