Field Deployable Diagnostic Test for Active Cutaneous Leishmania and a Test for Latent Infection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-05-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A043-177-0187
Amount: $119,515.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-177
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
562 Ist Ave S, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98104
DUNS: 004006628
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raymond Houghton
 Senior Scientist
 (206) 344-5821
 raymond@inbios.com
Business Contact
 Syamal Raychaudhuri
Title: Chief Scientific Officer
Phone: (206) 344-5821
Email: raychaud@inbios.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed immunochromatographic diagnostic test would be a useful rapid diagnostic test for the direct detection of Leishmania parasites responsible for cutaneous leishmaniasis in soldiers exhibiting skin lesions. It would have application in detecting Leishmania parasites directly from needle aspirates/swabs of skin lesions in a field environment hence facilitating accurate treatment. The major advantage of this diagnostic methodology is that is it is non invasive and provides rapid (<15 min) detection of the presence of Leishmania parasites. The test would have high sensitivity and the ability to differentiate from visceral forms of Leishmaniasis. It would have field applications for troops deployed to the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as to travelers to these regions of the world.

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