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Validation of a Multiple Food-borne Pathogen Detection and Strain-Level…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-02619
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.5
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
TESSARAE, LLC
46090 LAKE CENTER PLZ STE 304 Sterling, VA 20165-5879
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Validation of a Multiple Food-borne Pathogen Detection and Strain-Level Identification Assay
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2011-02619
Award Amount: $460,000.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objectives of this Phase II project are to 1) validate performance of the prototype resequencing pathogen microarray application for detection and identification of selected food-borne pathogens, including varieties of viruses, bacteria and eukaryotic agents; 2) iterate and port the prototype application to a more practical, "market-friendly" product form factor that requires less expensive capital equipment to use, and that anticipates significantly lower operating cost per assay, without compromise of assay multiplicity, sensitivity or specificity; and 3) perform limited additional performance validation of the product application to enable initial commercial marketing to government and private sector, domestic and international laboratories that provide food-safety testing services.

Principal Investigator:

Clark Tibbetts
Executive VP and Chief Technology Office
(703) 444-7188
clark.tibbetts@tessarae.com

Business Contact:

Clark Tibbetts
Executive VP and Chief Technology Office
(703) 444-7188
clark.tibbetts@tessarae.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TESSARAE, LLC
46090 LAKE CENTER PLZ STE 304 Potomac Falls, VA 20165-5879

EIN/Tax ID: 760785397
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No