A SCREENING TEST FOR CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS IN WOMEN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$491,094.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16317
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Litmus Concepts, Inc.
2981 Copper Road, Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence, Paul J
Principal Investigator
(408) 245-5525
Business Contact:
1 R43 AI31738-01
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Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
GENITAL CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS INFECTION IS CURRENTLY THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES. ALTHOUGH IT IS OFTEN RELATIVELY ASYMPTOMATIC AND CAUSES SERIOUS SEQUELAE, IT IS READILY TREATABLE. THEREFORE, IT IS AN IDEAL TARGET FOR WIDESPREAD SCREENING. HOWEVER, CURRENT DIAGNOSTIC METHODOLOGIES ARE PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE, TIME CONSUMING AND LABOR INTENSIVE. WE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE BASIC TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A COLORIMETRIC, PRESUMPTIVE SCREENING TEST FOR GENITAL CHLAMYDIA INFECTION IN WOMEN WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR ON-SITE USE BY CLINICAL PERSONNEL WITH DIFFERENT TRAINING AND BACKGROUNDS. THE TEST WILL BE RAPID, SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE, STABLE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, COMPACT, AND IDEAL FOR USE IN RESOURCE POOR SETTINGS. IN PHASE II, WE WILL DEVELOP, OPTIMIZE AND FORMAT ITS SCREENING TEST FOR CHLAMYDIA. IN PHASE III, WE WILL COMMERCIALIZE THE FINISHED PRODUCT THROUGH A LICENSE ARRANGEMENT WITH ONE OF ITS CORPORATE MARKETING PARTNERS.

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