Multiplexed Assay for the Detection of Wound-related Pathogens

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A082-122-1609
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: A08-122
Solitcitation 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
 (802) 878-8410
Business Contact
 Lisa Kane
Title: CFO
Phone: (802) 878-8410
Research Institution
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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