Opto-gene, Inc.

6759 Mid Cities Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 3
Total Value of Awards $282K
First Award Date 06/01/02
Most Recent Award Date 09/15/03

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Elson Edward C Elson 3 Message
Portugal Frank Portugal 1

3 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Budget: 09/15/03 - 02/29/04

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In human patients, detection of toxins such as botulinum, from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, has proven particularly difficult. Standard clinical methods now take from 48 hours to 10 days. For detection of botulinum toxin, we propose to test one of two versions of a novel point-of-care biosensor develo...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2003
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Physically castrating pigs costs the pork industry as much as 30 percent of added value or about $1 billion annually. Immunologic castration, therefore, has significant commercial potential. Pork for human consumption that contains undesirable levels primarily of the steroid androstenone and/or the metabolite skatole has a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Budget: 06/01/02 - 11/30/02

Development of a Bacterial Biosensor is proposed to ensure that platelets are sufficiently free of bacteria to be safely transfused into patients. Preliminary results with one prototype demonstrated that rRNA from Helicobacter pylori, a model bacterial pathogen for humans, could be detected by hybridization sandwich assay within two minutes and ...