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Affinity Matrix System for Large-Scale Protein Purification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: C122-102-0080
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD12-102
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-03-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-09-25
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400
Roanoke, VA -
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Danilich
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 220-0159
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Title: Senior Contracts Administrator
Phone: (434) 483-4254
Research Institution

Though vast improvements have been made in various protein expression platforms, limitations arise in the implementation of current purification methods. Traditional chromatographic methods are time intensive, carry heavy material costs, and are difficult to scale - reducing the benefits achieved in protein expression. Affinity-binding methods are promising for scale-up and swiftness of purification, but the necessary resins can be expensive and difficult to adapt to purify proteins from new expression platforms. To respond to this need, Luna proposes the development of a low-cost affinity matrix with a high surface area to provide substantial binding regions for targeted proteins of interest. This system will allow for the purification of any protein expressed with the cellulose binding module and intein self-cleaving tag, an expression possible with many proteins in a wide variety of host organisms. The implementation of this low-cost affinity matrix and widely applicable purification system will allow for fast, simple, inexpensive purification of any target protein.

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