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A COST-EFFECTIVE CCD DNA SEQUENCE READER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7301
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7301
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
3275 W INA RD, STE 215 TUCSON, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A COST-EFFECTIVE CCD DNA SEQUENCE READER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $471,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP THE APPLICATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) IMAGE DETECTORSTO THE PROBLEM OF THE AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF DNA-SEQUENCING GELS. SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN COMMERCIALIZATION OF AN INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF READING, INTERPRETING, AND STORING DNA SEQUENCE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM AN AUTORADIOGRAM OF A DNA-SEQUENCING GEL. SUCH AN INSTRUMENT WILL STRENGTHEN THE BASIC AND MEDICAL RESEARCH COMMUNITIES. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL DATA FOR ANALYSIS OF THE PARAMETERS REQUIRED OF A CCD DIGITIZER USED IN THIS APPLICATION. THE PROBLEMS OF INTEGRATING THE PHYSICAL DESIGN OF THE INSTRUMENT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE FOR IMAGE ANALYSIS WILL BE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED. ALGORITHMS OF ANALYSIS AND INITIAL SOFTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED. THESE DATA WILL SERVE AS A BASIS FOR THEFULL-SCALE DEVELOPMENT OF A DNA SEQUENCE GEL DIGITIZER, INCLUDING THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF RELATED ANALYSIS SOFTWARE IN PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT.

Principal Investigator:

Eric R Craine Phd
6023254505

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Western Research Company
2030 East Speedway Suite 213 Tucson, AZ 85719

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