MASS SELECTIVE DETECTOR FOR LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4957
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vestec Corp.
9299 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX, 77054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Calvin R Blakley
Principal Investigator
(713) 796-9677
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH ARE TO DEVELOP A SIMPLIFIED, INEXPENSIVE MASS SELECTIVE DETECTOR FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY (HPLC) AND TO DEMONSTRATE THE UTILITY OF THIS SYSTEM FOR SOLUTION OF SIGNIFICANT BIOMEDICAL PROBLEMS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THIS PHASE I PROJECT INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFICIENT ANDRELIABLE LC-MS INTERFACE SUITABLE FOR USE WITH SMALLER BORE LC COLUMNS, DEVELOPMENT OF SIMPLIFIED VACUUM SYSTEMS FOR LC-MS, AND EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE MASS ANALYZER AND DATA SYSTEM. RESULTS FROM THESE STUDIES WILL BE APPLIED IN A FUTURE PHASE II PROJECT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW MASS SPECTROMETRYTO BE EMPLOYED ROUTINELY AS BOTH A HIGHLY SPECIFIC AND NEARLY UNIVERSAL DETECTOR FOR HPLC. THE RESULTING INSTRUMENTATION WILL PROVIDE IMPORTANT NEW CAPABILITIES FOR THE QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCES AND WILL BE APPLICABLE TO MANY AREAS OF BOTH BASIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH.

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