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RFID Based Tracking System for Ultra-Low Temperature Sample Repositories

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89443
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR024787
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCRR
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COLDTRACK, LLC
COLDTRACK, LLC P.O. Box 363 Princeton, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: RFID Based Tracking System for Ultra-Low Temperature Sample Repositories
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44RR024787-02A1
Award Amount: $1,398,786.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The number of archived biological samples is very large and ever growing. Maintaining large collections of these samples is fraught with difficulties arising from inadequate labeling technologies, the inability to autom atically locate the samples and a lack of robust connection between the physical sample and archiving software. We propose to develop a system to electronically track large collections of samples kept at low temperatures. A unique numbered Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tag will be associated with each sample. The location of this RFID tag will be automatically accessible to a electronics incorporated into the freezer. The freezer will report its contents to a computer network. The electronics and ta gs themselves will operate at the low temperatures typical of biological sample storage. Such a system will contribute greatly to the ability of institutions of all kinds to maintain their sample banks by reducing human error, having real-time information about a particular sample's location and by tracking each sample's access by personnel. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The number of archived biological samples is very large and ever growing. Maintaining large collections of these samples is fraught with difficulties arising from inadequate labeling technologies, the inability to automatically locate the samples and a lack of robust connection between the physical sample and archiving software. We propose to develop a system to electronically track large collections of samples kept at low temperatures. Such a system will contribute greatly to the ability of institutions of all kinds to maintain their sample banks by reducing human error, having real-time information about a particular sample's location and by tracking each sample's access by personnel.

Principal Investigator:

Hanan Davidowitz
6096516119
HD@BIOTILLION.COM

Business Contact:

Hanan Davidowitx
hd@biotillion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIO TILLION, LLC
30 Vreeland Drive, Suite 7 Skillman, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 154218935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No