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SBIR Phase II: Enabling High Output Metabolism in Plant Cells

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68633
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0418989
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase II: Enabling High Output Metabolism in Plant Cells
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0548640
Award Amount: $499,937.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop and validate a novel chloroplast transformation vector for protein expression in chloroplasts. The research project will broaden scientific understanding of the parameters of chloroplast transformation by addressing stoichiometric expression of multiple transgenes for effective engineering of pathways such as carotenogenesis, feedback regulation and expression of multimeric proteins. The commercial impact of this technology will provide an enabling strategy for expression of genes of interest in chloroplasts to potentially increase the production of high value nutraceutical and pharmaceutical compounds. Application of this technology for stable, high output metabolism with regulatory compliance will reduce production cost and increase the reliability for downstream processing and eventual commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Michele M. Champagne
Dr
8087532693
kasllc@hawaii.rr.com

Business Contact:

Gordon O. Wallace
Mr
8087532693
gordow@aloha.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

KAS
2800 Woodlawn Drive Honolulu, HI 96822

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