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Preferential Display (PD) based PROTECT system

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62294
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0390
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GENEXPRESS INFORMATICS, INC.
13170G Pond Springs Road Suite 5 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Preferential Display (PD) based PROTECT system
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-6470
Award Amount: $749,698.00
 

Abstract:

During the Phase I, GeneXpress Informatics (GXI) provided proof-of-concept for the Preferential Display (PD) technology. GXI's Preferential Display (PD) technology is a paradigm shift in high throughput gene expression and analysis. The PD technology eliminates redundant sequences found between tissue types or conditions by using a novel combination of biomolecular chemistry methods and fluorescence dye assay techniques. In this Phase II, GXI proposes to optimize the PD technology by expanding the usage to other cell lines which are of interest to the Air Force. GXI intends to perform the optimization of the PD protocols for these cell lines and will also investigate alternative methodologies and transition the technology into a viable commercial enterprise. GXI also intends to pursue the assembly of a high throughput PD gene expression laboratory to provide gene based drug target databases and contract services for pharmaceutial and Air Force needs for target validation and metabonomics gene expression. As a final deliverable, GXI will provide the Air Force with PD assay kits which will include reagents, assay protocols and a internal standard.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Chin
5126594539
rchin@austin.rr.com

Business Contact:

Rick Virgne
5129901200
rvirgne@swbell.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

GENEXPRESS INFORMATICS, INC.
PO Box 200759 Austin, TX 78729

EIN/Tax ID: 742959079
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No