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CELL SEPARATION BY IMMUNOFLOTATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11078
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11078
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
T & B BIOCLONE, INC.
4786 ENSER RD EDEN, NY 14057
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: CELL SEPARATION BY IMMUNOFLOTATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW CONCEPT FOR THE SEPARATION OF CELLS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND EVALUATED. THE BASIS OF THIS SEPARATION TECHNIQUE, CALLED IMMUNOFLOTATION, IS A SOLID MATRIX THAT FLOATS IN WATER, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO SEPARATE BOUND CELLS FROM UNBOUND CELLS WITHOUT CENTRIFUGATION. EITHER ANTIGEN OR ANTIBODY IS COUPLED TO THE SURFACE OF THE BUOYANT MATRIX. CELLS BEARING ON THEIR SURFACE AN ANTIBODY OR ANTIGEN COMPLEMENTARY TO THE LIGAND ON THE MATRIX ARE ADDED TO A SUSPENSION OF THE MATRIX. CELLS THAT BIND TO THEMATRIX FLOAT TO THE SURFACE OF THE SUSPENSION BY VIRTUE OF THE BUOYANT PROPERTIES OF THE MATRIX. THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS APPROACH HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED, USING AS THE BUOYANT MATRIX MILK FAT GLOBULES (MFG'S). MFG'S ARE TINY SPHERES OF DENSELY PACKED LIPID SURROUNDED BY A PLASMA MEMBRANE. THEY ARE FOUND IN RAW MILK, MAKING THEM EXTREMELY COST EFFECTIVE. THE MFG'S FLOAT IN WATER, HAVE GLYCOPROTEINS ON THEIR SURFACE FOR THE COVALENT COUPLING OF ANTIGEN OR ANTIBODY, AND WHEN SETTLED, FORM A WHITE LAYER AT THE TOP OF THE REACTION TUBE. IT IS PLANNED TO TEST THE ABILITY OF ANTIBODY LINKED TO MFG TO SEPARATE CLONED CELL LINES, B AND T LYMPHOCYTE POPULATIONS, AND VARIOUS SUBPOPULATIONS FROM HETEROGENEOUS CELL MIXTURES ON THE BASIS OF THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF SPECIFIC ANTIGENS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

T And B Bioclone
2211 Main St Wny Tech Dev Ctr Bldg C Buffalo, NY 14214

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