Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$730,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0019
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3843
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-118
Small Business Information
QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163, Essex Junction, VT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
126592653
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Puzey
 President
 (802) 861-2728
 kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Kane
Title: CFO
Phone: (802) 861-2728
Email: lkane@quantaspec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
QuantaSpec is a world leader in FTIR spectroscopy applied research. The purpose of this project is to develop and validate methods for the rapid automated detection and identification of Plasmodia in thin film blood smears using FTIR micro spectroscopy. Infrared micro spectroscopy can be used to detect even a single infected red blood cell and is not fooled by artifacts that confound visual microscopy. These capabilities can improve the performance of in vitro diagnostic tests for clinical use, improve case management, aid eradication efforts, and improve the speed and accuracy of efficacy screening of therapeutics and vaccines. Better diagnostics and endpoints are needed to combat malaria which kills approximately 1 million people every year.

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