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Low-cost and Rapid DNA Sequence for Biometric Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89660
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0911079
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB09.1-001
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED LIQUID LOGIC
615 Davis Dr., Suite 800 PO Box 14025 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low-cost and Rapid DNA Sequence for Biometric Applications
Agency: DHS
Contract: N10PC20104
Award Amount: $741,920.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Liquid Logic proposes to develop a low-cost and rapid biometric system based on DNA. Using a miniaturized DNA sequencing format the device will enable DNA-based identification of individuals as well as determination of family relationships (kinship) between individuals. The system will be implemented using Advanced Liquid Logic`s proprietary Digital Microfluidics technology, which is based on the use of electrical fields to precisely and programmably manipulate liquid droplets within a selfcontained cartridge. Complex analytical procedures can be flexibly implemented as a sequence of computer-controlled droplet operations without the use of pumps or valves. Both the instrument and the disposable cartridge can be made extremely inexpensively to provide a low cost per test with minimal infrastructural investment. In the Phase I project, Advanced Liquid Logic was tasked with developing detailed product requirements, evaluating the proposed technological approach and performing preliminary design and conception of the proposed product. Based on the Phase I studies, a Phase II project is proposed in which a working prototype will be delivered for evaluation by DHS. Following completion of the Phase II project a Phase III product development effort will be launched to deliver a commercial rapid DNA testing product that meets DHS's requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G. Pollack
9192879010
mgp@liquid-logic.com

Business Contact:

Richard M. West
President
9192879010
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.
615 Davis Drive, Suite 800 PO Box 14025 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

EIN/Tax ID: 201708967
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No