Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0019
Award Id:
87268
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-118-1055
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 163, Essex Junction, VT, 05453
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126592653
Principal Investigator:
KennethPuzey
President
(802) 878-8410
kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Business Contact:
LisaKane
CFO
(802) 878-8410
lkane@quantaspec.com
Research Institute:
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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