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DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FLUORESCENT SUBSTRATES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7292
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7292
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MOLECULAR PROBES, INC.
MOLECULAR PROBES, INC. 4849 PITCHFORD AVE EUGENE, OR 97402
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FLUORESCENT SUBSTRATES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

MOLECULAR PROBES, INC. PROPOSES TO DEVELOP IMPROVED FLUOROPHORES ON WHICH TO BASE FLUORESCENT ENZYME SUBSTRATES. THE FLUOROPHORES WILL HAVE HIGHER SENSITIVITY THAN THOSE IN CURRENT USE AND ARE DESIGNED TO HAVE LOWER INTERFERENCE FROM SAMPLE AUTOFLUORESCENCE. SOME OF THE FLUOROPHORES WILL HAVE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES DESIGNED TO PERMIT USE OF LOW-COST, LONG-WAVELENGTH EXCITATION SOURCES. NEW WAYS OF QUENCHING BACKGROUND FLUORESCENCE FROMTHE SUBSTRATE WILL BE INVESTIGATED, AS WILL NEW METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND LOCALIZATION OF FLUORESCENCE IN ENZYMATIC PRODUCTS. THE INTENT OF THE RESEARCH IS TO FIRST IMPROVE THE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES OF THE DYES USED AS A BASIS OF SUBSTRATES, AND TO DEVISE UNIQUE METHODS USING FLUORESCENT SUBSTRATES. THESE NEW FLUOROPHORES AND METHODS WILL BE USED TO PREPARE SUBSTRATES FOR DISEASE DETECTION AND CELLULAR STUDIES. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH UTILIZING NEW SUBSTRATES WILL BE SUPPORTED IN SEVERAL AREAS. THESE INCLUDE MONITORING GENE INCORPORATION, ENZYME DEVELOPMENT, CELL VIABILITY AND TRACING, RECEPTOR-MEDIATED ENDOCYTIC PROCESSES, AND FLOW CYTOMETRIC ENZYMATIC ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard P Haugland Phd
5033443007

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Molecular Probes Inc.
4849 Pitchford Avenue Eugene, OR 97402

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