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Rapid Isolation of DNA Aptamers (RIDA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81942
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-045-0255
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rapid Isolation of DNA Aptamers (RIDA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-6867
Award Amount: $749,974.00
 

Abstract:

DNA aptamers are promising highly-specific, environmentally-stable threat-detecting molecules. Unfortunately, the current method for generating these materials yields a product frought with a high concentration of ballast aptamers. A laborious, yet automated process is required to isolate the desired molecules, thereby precluding their widespread use. Infoscitex (IST) is developing a rapid aptamer production process to make selection of high affinity and selective aptamers after only one round. The ongoing Phase I program has demonstrated the approach to be rapid, scalable, and economical. The Phase II program is proposed to bring this technology to maturity and transfer to end users in the US DOD and civilian industries. The commercialization effort has been started in Phase I and will continue during the Phase II and Phase III of the program.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Gilman
Senior Engineer
7818901338
vgilman@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No