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Nanostructured substrates for cell assays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66549
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
GM069026
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLATYPUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
5520 Nobel Drive Suite 100 Madison, WI 53711-4910
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Nanostructured substrates for cell assays
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44GM069026-03
Award Amount: $1,578,876.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our goal in this Phase 2 SBIR proposal is to develop and optimize the components for a novel cell migration assay. In Phase 1, we demonstrated that liquid crystals assume a predictable orientation in response to cellular membranes, and therefore they could be used in a sensitive, rapid, generalizable method for reporting cell number. In this application, we propose to build on the ability of liquid crystals to accurately report cell number and spatial location in the development of a quantitative assay for cell migration. This innovative approach will provide a technology with many intrinsic advantages over current methods by reducing labor, time and cost and by providing compatibility with high throughput formats.

Principal Investigator:

Barbara A. Israel
6084412776
bisrael@platypustech.com

Business Contact:

Susan Pschorr
6082371272
SPSCHORR@PLATYPUSTECH.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Platypus Technologies, LLC
Platypus Technologies, Llc 5520 Nobel Drive, Suite 100 Madison, WI 53711

EIN/Tax ID: 391992935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No