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Multi-IMmmunotoxicity Assay System (MIMAS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72882
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-076-1396
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multi-IMmmunotoxicity Assay System (MIMAS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-6620
Award Amount: $99,938.00
 

Abstract:

GeneXpress Informatics, Inc. (GXI) proposes to develop a Multi-IMmunotoxicity Assay System (MIMAS) based upon the Luminex Corporation (Austin, TX) xMAP system, a flexible analyzer based on the principles of flow cytometry. The proposed MIMAS will utilize three core technologies. The first is the Luminex xMAP microspheres, a family of 100 fluorescently dyed polystyrene microspheres that act as both the identifier and the solid surface to build the immunotoxic assays. The second is a handheld flow cytometry-based instrument, which integrates key xMAP detection components such as lasers, optics, advanced fluidics and high-speed digital signal processors. The third component is a disposal cartridge containing immuno-coded beads, assay incubation chambers and a flow cell. GXI and Dr. Claudia S. Miller of the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) will also identify immunotoxic biomarkers for bead assay development. In Phase I, GXI and Dr. Miller proposes to integrate immunotoxicity assays into a field portable MIMAS system. The Phase II program will result in a bench MIMAS prototype system for use in demonstrating the integration of these technology components. The envisioned MIMAS system will be used to assay human samples (i.e. blood, saliva, sweat).

Principal Investigator:

Robert Chin
President
5122198588
rchin@genexpressinfo.com

Business Contact:

Ricky Virgne
CFO
5124965110
rvirgne@genexpressinfo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GENEXPRESS INFORMATICS, INC.
13091 Ponds Springs Road, Suite 150 Austin, TX 78729

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