ALCOHOL DETECTION DEVICE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7397
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Moldowan Laboratories Inc
Po Box 788, Philomath, OR, 97370
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MERVIN J MOLDOWAN
(503) 929-2455
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A NONINVASIVE ALCOHOL-DETECTING DEVICE TO BE USED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT TRAINED IN CHEMISTRY. THE BASIS FOR ALCOHOL DETECTION IS THE USE OF ALCOHOL OXIDASE TO METABOLIZE ETHANOL AND A CHROMOGEN PEROXIDASE SYSTEM FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ANALYSIS. COMPONENTS IN SALIVA ARE TO BE EXAMINED FOR THEIR POTENTIAL INTERACTION WITH THE ALCOHOL OXIDASE-PEROXIDASE SYSTEM. THIS TECHNOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED IN EARLIER RESEARCH, BUT REQUIRES FURTHER IMPROVEMENT AND REFINEMENT. IMPROVEMENTS WILL INCLUDE VIVID COLOR SHADES AT CRITICAL ETHANOL LEVELS.

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