Detection of Campylobacter in Foods

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$632,616.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1 R43 FD01536-01,
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1997
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
29699
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hawaii Biotechnology Group,
99-193 Aiea Heights Drive, Aiea, HI, 96701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Steven Ogata
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To ensure safety, it is essential to monitor foods for microbial pathogens. Campylobacter jejuni ancoli are significant food-borne pathogens of humans. In the United States, the estimated annual inci2 million cases costing almost one billion dollars in health care cost and lost productivity. Currenof Campylobacter in foods require isolation, cultivation, and biochemical characterization, thus makand laborious. Immunological detection methods are available; however, they lack the sensitivity thacultivation. Signal amplification has been demonstrated to mind, we will produce a prototype immunoaCampylobacter utilizing the DNA target amplification method known as the ligase chain reaction for sThis methodology should be extremely sensitive and specific as well as require a modicum of hands-onHEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION (HCFA)

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