A smartphone-based point-of-care test for detection of influenza in low resource settings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 75N93019C00024
Agency Tracking Number: N43AI190024
Amount: $300,000.00
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
5941 Optical Ct., SAN JOSE, CA, 95138-0001
DUNS: 079394814
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Paterson
 (713) 882-4715
 andrew@luminostics.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Paterson
Phone: (713) 882-4715
Email: andrew@luminostics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Each yearinfluenza causes more thanhospitalizations and aboutdeaths in the U SPeriodicallypandemic strains of influenza emerge that cause even greater devastationthe most recent H Npandemic ofcausingdeaths in the U SDiagnostic testing for influenza is a critical component in managing the diseaseit offers data used in global influenza surveillance efforts and can help guide the treatment of individual patientsUnfortunatelythe currentgold standardinfluenza diagnostics can take days to deliver a resultfar beyond the two day window of opportunity for antiviral drugs to have a therapeutic effectFaster flu tests are either not very accurate or are too expensive for low resource settingsthereby limiting accessibilityThis project will adapt Luminosticsinexpensivesmartphone enabled technology platform for rapid diagnosticscalledCLIPto rapidly and accurately detect influenza with an equivalent or higher accuracy and lower cost than other testsThis productCLIP Fluwill accurately distinguish between influenza and other respiratory pathogenssuch as respiratory syncytial virusRSVIn this Phase I projectLuminostics will identify optimal affinity reagents to be used in CLIP Fluoptimize the assay parametersand test the resulting assay in a retrospective clinical evaluation

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