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Sequence Specific, Nucleic Acid Separation Media for Plant Pathogen Diagnostics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-00023
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.2
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Agdia, Inc.
30380 COUNTY ROAD 6 Elkhart, IN 46514-9526
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Sequence Specific, Nucleic Acid Separation Media for Plant Pathogen Diagnostics
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2011-00023
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Commercial producers of nursery crops, plant seed, and food crops all require assurance of healthy planting stock. To address this need, laboratories, institutions and agencies, worldwide, use a variety of methods to examine plant materials and demonstrate that seeds, cuttings, and plants test free of pathogens. Such tests provide crops a passport to travel and give the grower confidence that a healthy crop is planted. This project initiates research to develop a plant pathogen diagnostic strategy that complements and enhances existing technologies. The overall objective is to develop a plant diagnostic platform with improved sensitivity, ease of execution, reduced cost, and greater user friendliness. A first and limiting step in plant diagnostic testing is the time, cost and effectiveness of sample preparation, in this case the purification of nucleic acids from infected plants. The project addresses an improvement in sample processing by developing a sequence specific nucleic acid separation media for plant viral RNA pathogens. If this project succeeds, it will be possible to produce specific nucleic acid separation products for individual tests and macroarrays. If the overall program succeeds, kits, separation media and testing services supporting an improved macroarray platform are expected.

Principal Investigator:

Chester L. Sutula
Vice-President Business Development
574-264-2014
chet@agdia.com

Business Contact:

Chester L. Sutula
Vice-President Business Development
574-264-2014
chet@agdia.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGDIA INC
30380 COUNTY ROAD 6 Elkhart, IN 46514-9526

EIN/Tax ID: 351520919
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No