LAB 1 WRITE-UP
Health Care Issue
Lyme Disease: In the U.S., Lyme Disease is the most common vector-borne illness. It is spread to humans by ticks, and the illness involves the body's response to the infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi.
N/A. "About Lyme Disease." LymeDisease.org. LymeDisease.org, n.d. Web. 1 Sept. 2016. <https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/lyme-disease/about-lyme/>.
-Highly specific interaction between an antibody and an antigen
-Detects proteins based on size and does not need to bind specifically to any 1 epitopes
-56% of tests are inaccurate (unexpected bands, no bands, misplaced bands)
-Takes a long time
-More difficult test
“ELISA” (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)
-Antibodies are more difficult to find
-Enzyme/substrate reaction is short term so micro-wells must be read quickly
N/A. "Lyme Disease." Cdc.gov. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d. Web. 1 Aug. 2016. <https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/>.
N/A. "A Guide: The Diagnostic Dilemma of Lyme Disease."LymeResearchAlliance.org. Lyme Research Alliance, n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2016. <http://www.lymeresearchalliance.org/test-diagnostic.html>.
Someone with Lyme's Disease
Primary care physicians-Rheumatologist (Specialists)
Drug Research Companies
Application Number/ Assignee_|________Title________|________Summary___________|___Filing date/ Status____
US10323204_______________|_Data processing and_|_It includes accessing_________|2002-12-18 -Active
GE Medical Systems_________|feedback method and_|_image data for______________|_expires 2025-01-31
Global Technology Co LLC____|_system____________|_evaluation._________________|
US09300971_______________| Peptides and assays__| Quick diagnosis using________| 1999-04-28 -Active
Administrators of the Tulane___| for the diagnosis of____| proteins with specific________|expires 2019-04-28
Educational Fund___________| lyme disease_________| peptide and nucleic acid______|
______________________________________________| to sequence the proteins_____|
Fundability Worksheet Scores
2-There are competitors, however, improvements are much needed because the tests to detect lyme disease are often inaccurate, expensive, or very time-consuming.
3-While there have not been any conversations with customers, it can be assumed that those who are in areas common with lyme disease would be very interested in this product so that they can avoid getting the illness.
3-There are patents in the detection of lyme disease.