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Bioinformatics: Data Integration for Biomonitoring Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA118C0071
Agency Tracking Number: T2-0325
Amount: $1,006,924.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA162-002
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-20
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607
Winnetka, CA 91396
United States
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Karyn Apfeldorf, Ph.D.
 (818) 885-2288
Business Contact
 Drew Stiver
Phone: (818) 885-2287
Research Institution

Aret Associates and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) propose an interdisciplinary effort to further develop and validate a robust, operational biomonitoring application that can process soil microbiome data to reliably detect episodic and low-level chronic contamination while maintaining low false alarm rate.The Phase II SBIR work will build upon the successful Phase I proof-of-concept demonstration by significantly expanding the amount and diversity of soil microbiome data investigated. Our approach combines Arets expertise in decision theory and bioinformatics with ORNLs subject matter expertise in microbial ecology and contaminant signatures.We will package the validated detector into a user-friendly software application with graphical user interface.

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