Liquid Crystal Diagnostic for Multiplex Hepatitis Screening

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,933.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43AI072842-01A1
Award Id:
85285
Agency Tracking Number:
AI072842
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5520 Nobel Drive, Suite 100, MADISON, WI, 53711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118040364
Principal Investigator:
JEFFREY WILLIAMS
(608) 237-1270
JWILLIAMS@PLATYPUSTECH.COM
Business Contact:
RENEE HERBER
() -
rherber@platypustech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Viral hepatitis is a global public health issue. It is estimated that in the United States 3 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus and do not know it. The prognosis, treatment and response to treatment of h epatitis vary with the causative viral agent. The current diagnostic approach is a complex combination of assays to detect viral antigens and antibodies to viruses, and to detect and measure viral nucleic acid. In this proposal, we will develop a point-of- care liquid crystal based multi-analyte assay that can simultaneously, rapidly and inexpensively screen a single sample for the presence of hepatitis (A,B,C,D and E) viral antigens and antibodies. This product can address the need for extracting maximum di agnostic information from a single test and can expand screening for hepatitis viruses. Viral hepatitis is a global public health issue. It is estimated that in the United States 3 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus and do not know it. The prognosis, treatment and response to treatment of hepatitis vary with the causative viral agent. The current diagnostic approach is a complex combination of assays to detect viral antigens and antibodies to viruses, and to detect and measure viral nucleic acid. In this proposal, we will develop a point-of-care liquid crystal based multi-analyte assay that can simultaneously, rapidly and inexpensively screen a single sample for the presence of hepatitis (A,B,C,D and E) viral antigens and antibodies. This product can address the need for extracting maximum diagnostic information from a single test and can expand screening for hepatitis viruses.

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