NONINVASIVE ETOH MEASUREMENTS: FIELD CHALLENGES STUDY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43AA013677-01
Agency Tracking Number: AA013677
Amount: $99,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
INLIGHT SOLUTIONS, INC., 800 BRADBURY SE, STE 217, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 87106
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MARK BENAK
 (505) 272-7265
 BENAK@RGMT.COM
Business Contact
 M ROBINSON
Phone: (505) 272-7468
Email: RIES@RGMT.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RGMT?s long-term objective is to develop a low-cost, handheld, rugged, field-deployable noninvasive alcohol measurement system for law enforcement, workplace, research, and clinical settings. The system will optimize, for EtOH, an optical spectroscopy technology platform developed to non-invasively measure glucose levels. Initial experiments measuring alcohol demonstrate accuracy levels that exceed breathalyzers in blood alcohol content correlations. This Phase I study has three, field-relevant research objectives: prove the system can distinguish topical interferents from ingested EtOH; demonstrate the correlation between capillary blood alcohol and tissue compartment kinetics; and, demonstrate system accuracy better than a BAC of 0.01. This document details the research program, the role and care of human subjects participating in the study, and briefly describes the Phase II field study, and the Phase III commercialization strategy. Included in the documentation is a commercialization commitment contingent on Phase I and II success. A simple method to measure alcohol levels non-invasively would minimize healthcare practitioner and law enforcement personnel exposure to breath and body fluids. Optional identity verification capability may ensure that the person tested is the same person participating in a treatment program, is the person enrolled in a punitive program, or was the same person tested at an earlier date.

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