Ambient Preservation of Clinical Analytes

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CG12P
Agency Tracking Number: 104169
Amount: $99,280.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: X16.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Connecticut Analytical Corporation
696 Amity Road, Bethany, CT, 06524-3006
DUNS: 783630189
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Bango
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 393-9666
 jbango@ctanalytical.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Bango
Title: Business Official
Phone: (203) 393-9666
Email: jbango@ctanalytical.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The proposed research is in response to the In-flight Biological Sample Preservation and Analysis topic and offers a non-invasive, proven, space and cost and time effective approach to biological sample collection and preservation. Our proposal is to collect capillary whole blood from the fingertip in addition to urine samples, and to store these samples as dried spots on a custom wick-matrix. The process of sample collection is minimally invasive to non-invasive, and samples can be stored efficiently at ambient temperatures during space flight. A wide array of blood analytes can already be determined from these samples, but in addition, we propose to develop and validate further assays that meet the specific objectives of NASA, its scientists and clinicians.

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