IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF ORAL DYSPLASIA AND CARCINOMA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$126,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
4860
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intek Diagnostics Inc.
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Raymond Ranken
 Principal Investigator
 (415) 340-0530
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE ARE NO SENSITIVE IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR THE DETECTION OF ORAL DYSPLASIA OR CARCINOMA. ALTHOUGH FRANK MALIGNANCIES ARE MORE READILY DIAGNOSED, THERE ARE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE CATEGORIZING AND DIAGNOSIS OF WHAT ARE GENERALLY TERMED PREMALIGNANT CONDITIONS. IMMUNO- DIAGNOSIS MAY PROVE SUPERIOR TO THE CURRENT METHOD OF SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF CELLULAR MORPHOLOGY, NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF SPEED AND SENSITIVITY, BUT ALSO IN OBJECTIVITY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COCKTAIL OF HIGHLY ASSOCIATED SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO BE USED AS AN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL REAGENT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE EFFECTIVEDIAGNOSIS OF ORAL DISEASE. THE LONG-RANGE GOAL OF THE RESEARCH IS TO PRODUCE AN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL REAGENT WHICH WILL DETECT ALL STAGES OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA AS WELL ASALL CELLS WITHIN THE TUMOR MASS AND DETECT PREMALIGNANT LESIONS. THOSE MONOCLONALS SELECTED IN PHASE I WILL BE EVALUATED IN A LARGE-SCALE PHASE II CLINICAL STUDY.

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