Multiplexed Assay for the Detection of Wound-related Pathogens

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0002
Award Id:
87276
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-122-1609
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:
Kenneth Puzey
President
(802) 878-8410
kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Kane
CFO
(802) 878-8410
lkane@quantaspec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will develop a bench-top system for the rapid identification of bloodstream infections. Rapid accurate infectious diagnostic systems are needed to identify effective therapy, reduce mortality, morbidity, and treatment costs. QuantaSpec will adapt its FDA funded work to develop a rapid automated accurate infection identification system based on FTIR spectroscopy. FTIR spectroscopy is inexpensive requiring no reagents and minimal sample preparation. QuantaSpec has demonstrated 100% accuracy in identifying micro-organisms at the species and sub-species level using FTIR. Furthermore, the capability to identify new organisms can be rapidly added with software updates. This system is urgently needed to save the lives of combat casualties.

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