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CHAOTIC ADVECTION CHAMBER FOR DNA ARRAY HYBRIDIZATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
59965
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA094601
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MICROARRAYS, INC.
MICROARRAYS, INC. 2014 BROADWAY, STE 260 NASHVILLE, TN 37203
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: CHAOTIC ADVECTION CHAMBER FOR DNA ARRAY HYBRIDIZATIONS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43CA094601-01
Award Amount: $103,453.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): DNA microarrays and other massively parallel screening technologies are redefining the approach to discovery in biomedical research. The use of small sample volumes in these techniques presents unique challenges and opportunities for design of novel uniform mixing technologies. Typical DNA microarray analysis often discards up to 99 percent of the data obtained, limiting results to only the largest changes in hybridization signals that can be reliably detected with the current technology. One of the reasons for this is inadequate design of the hybridization chamber itself. Slide-coverslip hybridization methods in current use rely on diffusion to uniformly deliver target DNA to the complete set of probe spots across the array. A simple examination of the diffusion characteristics of these solutions suggests that this will produce wide variations in target DNA delivery and similar variations in the hybridization data of these experiments. Novel designs are proposed to achieve a more uniform mixing of the target DNA in the small volumes required for these experimental designs. In phase I of this project, these designs will be evaluated and optimized for DNA microarray hybridizations.

Principal Investigator:

Joel A. Peek
6153275495
JPEEK@MICROARRAYS.COM

Business Contact:

Rick Haselton
6153275495
HASELTON@MICROARRAYS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROARRAYS, INC.
MICROARRAYS, INC. 2014 BROADWAY, STE 260 NASHVILLE, TN 37203

EIN/Tax ID: 621846799
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No