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TISSUE HOMOGENIZATON BY PRESSURE CYCLING TECHNOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60106
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR014988
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SERACARE LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
SERACARE LIFE SCIENCES, INC. 1935 AVENIDA DEL ORO, STE F OCEANSIDE, MD 92056 0582
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: TISSUE HOMOGENIZATON BY PRESSURE CYCLING TECHNOLOGY
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44RR014988-02
Award Amount: $698,093.00
 

Abstract:

An application using pressure cycling technology (PCT) is being developed to lyse cells and homogenize tissues for automated biological sample processing. This technology is feasible for automated processes in both low and high throughput applications. Our Phase I study demonstrated that PCT is very powerful to homogenize both animal and plant tissue samples. Nucleic acids released by PCT were comparable to conventional methods, and suitable for PCR and RT-PCR analysis. Bacteria samples could be lysed in simple lysis solution and crude lysate generated by PCT was suitable for PCR amplification. In this phase II study, tissue homogenization will be evaluated with a variety of animal and plant samples with different degrees of difficulties. Compatibility of the PCT tissue lysis procedure and the general nucleic acid extraction methods will be evaluated. Multiple parallel sample processing will be developed. The final objective of the project is to demonstrate utilities of PCT lysate in a variety of biological assays using nucleic acids and proteins. Steps towards commercialization of this homogenization process will be pursued upon completion of this Phase II study.

Principal Investigator:

Feng Tao
3012088100
FTAO@BBII.COM

Business Contact:

Mark Manak
3012088100
MMANAK@BBII.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIOSEQ, INC.
BIOSEQ, INC. 217 PERRY PKY GAITHERSBURG, MD 20877

EIN/Tax ID: 043253991
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No