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Magnetophoresis as Novel Means for Transgenesis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52119
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2001-00076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 281 Honolulu, HI 96822-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Magnetophoresis as Novel Means for Transgenesis
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2001-33610-10336
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Genetically engineered products offer tremendous potential as foods, medicines, and industrial materials. The novel process of magnetophoresis may be able to address shortcomings of existing gene transfer technologies for further crop improvement. We propose in this Phase I project to demonstrate the technical feasibility of magnetophoresis to reproducibly deliver small magnetic particles (micromagnets) into target tissues. Research focuses on strategies of micromagnet handling and on micromagnet geometry/composition for DNA payload sequestering. Identification of the enabling strategies in Phase I is key to our Phase II goal of demonstrating efficient plant genetic engineering by magnetophoresis using mersistems, plastids and gametes.

Principal Investigator:

Manfred R. Kuehnle
8085215418

Business Contact:

Gordon O. Wallace
President
8089883170
gordon@aloha.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kuehnle AgroSystems Co. LLC
3119 Beaumont Woods Place Honolulu, HI 96822

EIN/Tax ID: 990337121
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No