Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: A082-118-1055
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-118
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
PO Box 163, Essex Junction, VT, 05453
DUNS: 126592653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Puzey
 President
 (802) 878-8410
 kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Kane
Title: CFO
Phone: (802) 878-8410
Email: lkane@quantaspec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project will adapt QuantaSpec's FDA funded research to develop a highly specific and sensitive test to detect malaria parasitemia using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Furthermore, this test will be rapid, automated, inexpensive, reagent-less and highly accurate. Malaria incapacitates a significant number of soldiers in endemic regions and can cause casualties. Better methods for malaria diagnosis are needed for clinical diagnostics, drug screening, and field use. QuantaSpec's technology offers numerous significant advantages over traditional approaches. These advantages can provide more accurate diagnosis sooner and at lower cost improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and accelerating drug screening.

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