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INSTRUMENTED TEST KIT SYSTEM FOR METABOLIC CHARACTERIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27403
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27403
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIOLOG, INC.
21124 CABOT BLVD. HAYWARD, CA 94545
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: INSTRUMENTED TEST KIT SYSTEM FOR METABOLIC CHARACTERIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MARINE BACTERIA
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS A GROWING RECOGNITION OF THE NEED TO CARE FOR OUR OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS AND TO PREVENT OR AT LEAST MINIMIZE CHEMICAL POLLUTION INTRODUCED BY MAN. MARINE BACTERIA PLAY A KEY ROLE BY INITIATING THE RECYCLING METABOLIC FOOD CHAIN OF THE OCEANS. HOWEVER, OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE ORGANISMS, THEIR DIVERSITY, TAXONOMY, AND METABOLIC CAPABILITIES, IS STILL AT A RUDIMENTARY LEVEL. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING A SIMPLE AND RAPID INSTRUMENTED SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING AND IDENTIFYING A BROAD RANGE OF HETEROTROPHIC, MESOPHILIC MARINE BACTERIA OR MIXED POPULATIONS OF MARINE MICROORGANISMS. THE SYSTEM IS COMPOSED OF MICROPLATE TEST KITS WHICH CAN BE READ AND ANALYZED BY AN EXISTING COMPUTER-CONTROLLED READING INSTRUMENT. A SECOND GOAL OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM IS TO COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ON THE METABOLIC CAPABILITIES OF MICROBIAL POPULATIONS INDIGENOUS TO OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS. THE FUNDAMENTAL SCIENTIFIC INSIGHTS GAINED IN THE STUDY SHOULD AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIES FOR PRESERVING, ENHANCING, AND/OR DIRECTING THE METABOLISM OF MARINE BACTERIA FOR PRESERVATION OR RECLAMATION OF MARINE HABITAT.

Principal Investigator:

Barry R Bochner
5107852564

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Biolog Inc.
3938 Trust Way Hayward, CA 94545

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No