BAR-CODED SAMPLE TRACKING/COLLECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$28,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11434
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Med/graphics Div
3435 W Madison St, Skokie, IL, 60076
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO ANSWER TWO MAJOR CONCERNS IN HEALTH-RELATED LABORATORY ENVIRONMENTS: (1) FIND AN ERROR-FREE, SAFE DATA ENTRY SYSTEM FOR COMPUTERS; AND (2) FIND A SYSTEM TO TRACK AND ENTER THE DATA COST EFFECTIVELY. ALL SAMPLES OR SPECIMENS NEED TO BE PERMANENTLY MARKED, IDENTIFIED, AND TRACKED FOR MANY YEARS. A BAR CODE SYSTEM CONSISTING OF PROPERLY SELECTED HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND LABEL MEDIA IS NEEDED. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE A WORKING SYSTEM THAT WILL INTERFACE WITH ANY IBM PC OR IBM-COMPATIBLE COMPUTER. LABELDURABILITY, ESPECIALLY UNDER LOW-TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS, WATER EMERSION, AND ABRASION, WILL BE ADDRESSED. SMALL-DIAMETER LABELING IS ALSO TO BE SOLVED. MAINTAINING A SCANNABLE BAR CODE UNDER ADVERSE CONDITIONS ON SMALL DIAMETERS IS THE MAJOR FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH EFFORTS. PRELIMINARY ON-SITE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED AND FOLLOWUP IN-SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED. SAMPLINGS AND TESTS WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE SOFTWARE NEEDS, LABEL ADHESION PERFORMANCE, AND HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS. THIS WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO COMMERCIALIZATION FOR VARIOUS LABORATORY OPERATIONS.

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