THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM ARE TO DEVELOP AND MANUFACTURE A LOW-COST, IN SITU SWEAT DETERMINATION SYSTEM FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS SCREENING IN CHILDREN AND INFANTS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4883
Agency Tracking Number:
4883
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2235 State Route 130, Dayton, NJ, 08810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR IMANTS R LAUKS
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(201) 329-9555
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM ARE TO DEVELOP AND MANUFACTURE A LOW-COST, IN SITU SWEAT DETERMINATION SYSTEM FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS SCREENING IN CHILDREN AND INFANTS. USING THE PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY OF INTEGRATED IONICS, INC.,AN ACCURATE, TEMPERATURE-CORRECTED SODIUM AND CHLORIDE DETERMINATION CAN BE PERFORMED BY PLACING A MINIATURIZED COMBINED SWEAT COLLECTION/SENSOR UNIT ONTO THE SKIN OF THE SUBJECT. THE SENSORS WILL BE MASS FABRICATED USING SEMI- CONDUCTOR-BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS. THE AIM IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF SUCH A SYSTEM, PREFERABLY WITH-OUT THE NEED FOR SWEAT INDUCTION. A PHASE II EFFORT WILL THEN DEVELOP THE SENSOR UNIT AND PORTABLE RECORDING UNIT TO A POINT WHERE THE SYSTEM CAN BE MANUFACTURED AND MARKETED. THE STUDY WILL USE THE GIBSON-COOK PILOCARPINE IONTOPHORESISDETERMINATION AS A REFERENCE METHOD. THE PROPOSED TEST WILLUSE 1 UL OF SWEAT IN A DETERMINATION LASTING FIVE MINUTES AND REQUIRING LESSER-SKILLED STAFF; THIS WILL MAKE IT APPROPRIATE FOR EVEN NEONATAL SCREENING.

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