Selective Sensor for Prediction of Neonatal Jaundice

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,996.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
22119
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Transducer Research, Inc.
999 Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 60540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William J. Buttner
(708) 357-0004
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
An electrochemical sensor system will be developed to measure carbon monoxide in the 0-10 part-per-million range in the presence of 0-200 ppm of hydrogen gas. Since carbon monoxide is generated during heme degradation and exhaled, this system will be useful for the prediction of neonatal jaundice. However, electrochemical measurements are often confounded by exhaled hydrogen form intestinal microflora. The sensor "system" may consist of a selective permeation device that precedes a standard sensor or a selective absorption device (such as a simplified gas chromatograph). We will investigate the potential of developing a new type of sensor that is inherently insensitive to hydrogen.

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