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MODIFIED SITE-SPECIFIC ENDONUCLEASE FOR GENOME RESEARCH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19291
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19291
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PROMEGA CORP.
2800 Woods Hollow Road Madison, WI 53711
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: MODIFIED SITE-SPECIFIC ENDONUCLEASE FOR GENOME RESEARCH
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

WITH THE RAPID GROWTH OF HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH, THERE IS A GROWING NEED FOR ADVANCED MAPPING AND SEQUENCING METHODS. IN CURRENT METHODOLOGY, THERE IS NO SINGLE STEP PROCESS FOR GENERATING SPECIFIC DNA FRAGMENTS IN THE MEGABASE SIZE RANGE. PROMEGA WILL UNDERTAKE RANDOM MUTAGENESIS COUPLED WITH A POWERFUL, NOVEL GENETIC SELECTION TO ISOLATE FORMS OF AN INTRON-ENCODED SITE-SPECIFIC ENDONUCLEASE--I-PPO--WITH POTENTIAL FOR USE IN GENOME ANALYSIS. THESE GOAL OF THESE STUDIES WOULD BE TO DEVELOP 1) A FAMILY OF ENZYMES WITH A RANGE OF CUTTING FREQUENCIES IN THE 2-1--M EGABASE SIZE RANGE, 2) ADVANCED METHODS FOR ANALYZING NOVEL DNA-PROTEIN INTERACTION, AND 3) ADVANCED GENETIC SELECTION METHODOLOGY USEFUL FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS FOR RECOGNITION AND CATALYSIS BY OTHER SITE-SPECIFIC ENDONUCLEASES. TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ACHIEVING THESE RESULTS, PHASE I RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON TWO SPECIFIC AIMS: 1) SYSTEMATICALLY EXAMINE THE TOLERATION FOR BASE SUBSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE CANONICAL 15 BASE PAIR I-PPO RECOGNITION SEQUENCE. 2) DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A GENETIC SELECTION FOR MUTANT ENZYMES WITH ALTERED SPECIFICITY. SUBSEQUENT TO PHASE I AND PHASE II STUDIES, PROMEGA WOULD COMMERCIALIZE THE RARE-CUTTING ENZYMES, AND SEEK STRATEGIC ALLIANCES TO INCORPORATE THE ENZYMES INTO AUTOMATED DNA MAPPING AND ANLYSIS APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert G Lowery
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Promega Corpon
2800 Woods Hollow Road Madison, WI 53711

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