Accession Number : ADB167815

Title :   Tri-ELISA for Simultaneous Analysis of Three Analytes.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept.,

Corporate Author : BIO-METRIC SYSTEMS INC EDEN PRAIRIE MN

Personal Author(s) : Gregg, Sheryl L.

Report Date : 24 AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The goal of this research effort is to develop a three-enzyme ELISA system in which three malarial analytes can be quantitated concurrently from a single biological sample. During the Phase I effort, we were able to develop a non-quantitative tri-ELISA that was capable of differentiating between three plasmodium antigens/antibodies previously identified and optimized by Dr. Robert Wirtz at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. During this Phase II effort, we expect to improve and optimize the system, and provide both antibody pre-coated microplates, as well as final kits for analysis by Dr. Wirtz. The resulting system will provide an efficient and potentially productive approach for improving an existing diagnostic assay for malarial sporozoites in mosquitos. 'Re-improved assay can be used by the World Health Organization for epidemiological studies designed to monitor, and through preventative mechanisms, potentially eradicate a disease which currently threatens greater than 56% of the world's population. RAI; SBIR; Plasmodium Malaria; Elisa System; Antigens Tri-Enzyme; Multiple Analytes; Chromogenic CMPNDS; Phase II

Descriptors :   *MALARIA, *ANTIMALARIALS, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, ANTIBODIES, DISEASES, ENZYMES, HEALTH, KITS, MONITORS, ORGANIZATIONS, PHASE, PLASMODIUM, POPULATION, SPOROZOITES, ERASURE, CULICIDAE.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE