SIMPLE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
13960
Agency Tracking Number:
13960
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 15, Chester, NJ, 07930
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Arthur L Babson
(201) 879-2129
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
OVER 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE HEART ATTACKS IN THE UNITED STATES EVERY YEAR AND OVER HALF A MILLION DIE AS A RESULT. RAPID AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS AFTER THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS IS IMPORTANT NOT ONLY TO INSTITUTE PROPER THERAPY BUT ALSO TO RULE OUT MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (MI). BECAUSE ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS CAN BE MISLEADING, A NUMBER OF LABORATORYENZYME TESTS HAVE BEEN USED TO DIAGNOSE MI, BUT THESE PROCEDURES ARE OFTEN NOT AVAILABLE AT ALL HOURS. RECENT LITERATURE SUPPORTS THE RATIO OF SERUM LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE ISOENZYME-1 (LD-1) TO TOTAL LD AS THE BEST LABORATORY TEST FOR MI. PRESENT METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF LD-1 ARE TEDIOUS, TIME CONSUMING, COSTLY, AND DIFFICULT TO AUTOMATE. AUTOMATION IS THE BEST APPROACH TO ACCURATE AND RAPID LABORATORY ANALYSES. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS A SIMPLE AUTOMATED ANALYZER THAT RAPIDLY PERFORMS BOTH LD-1 AND TOTAL LD DETERMINATIONS WITH A SINGLE, STABLE REAGENT SYSTEM. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE REAGENT DESIGN HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED. THE GOALS OF THE PHASE I PROJECT ARE TO COMPLETE THE REAGENT DEVELOPMENT AND BUILD A BREADBOARD INSTRUMENT. THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE EASY FOR BOTH THE MAIN LABORATORY AND THE CORONARY CARE UNIT STAFF TO USE, AND IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR STAT SAMPLES AT ANY TIME.

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