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Mobile Health Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Tuberculosis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 75N93019C00023
Agency Tracking Number: N43AI190023
Amount: $299,757.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIAID
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
19 SHEA WAY, SUITE 301, NEWARK, DE, 19713-3452
DUNS: 964792485
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sean Wang
 (302) 368-7824
 swang@bwtek.com
Business Contact
 Sean Wang
Phone: (302) 368-7824
Email: swang@bwtek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TuberculosisTBkilled an estimatedmillion people in the world inOverof the mortalities associated with this deisease occurred in regions of the world where access to reliable TB testing and other suppotive infrastructure is severely limitedUntil there are pivotal technological innovations in the diagnosis of TB for point of carePOCapplicationthe ambitious goals of the WHO s End TB strategyareduction in TB mortality andreduction in TB incidence bywill remain beyond reachNew technological advances in cloul computingsmartphone features applicationsand diagnostic testing are poised to play a pivotal role in changing this situationThis project will couple smartphone technology communications with a rapidinexpensiveand easy to use POC test for TB that can be performed in any location by virtually untrained staffand can provide an accurate diagnosis in underminutesUpon successful completion of these technical objectivesa detailed assessment of the technology planincluding a cost time analysiswill be used to justifiy the development and field evaluation of a beta prototyp for movement to Phase II funding

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