SBIR Phase I: Optical Spectroscopy for Colon Cancer Screening without Colonoscopy

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0712361
Agency Tracking Number:
0712361
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American BioOptics, LLC
1801 Maple Ave, Suite 4316, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
783657781
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Cittadine
MS
(847) 467-0628
andrew.cittadine@americanbiooptics.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Cittadine
MS
(847) 467-0628
andrew.cittadine@americanbiooptics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop an optical technology for population-wide colon cancer screening by means of a simple, inexpensive, minimally intrusive and accurate optical rectal test that would forego the need for bowel cleansing. The technology is based on low-coherence enhanced backscattering (LEBS), an optical technique which enables the sensing of tissue micro-architectural correlates of pathological changes in otherwise normal mucosa. Performance of colon cancer screens by primary care providers will increase the likelihood of early detection and treatment of this important disease. Moreover, the availability of the technology will also decrease the cost associated with this disease by enabling the selection of at-risk individuals by the primary care provider for referral to the gastroenterologist for further follow-up.

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