VIRTUAL LABORATORY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TEACHING SOFTWARE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$747,429.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44RR013645-02A2
Agency Tracking Number:
RR013645
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ATTOTRON BIOSENSOR CORPORATION
ATTOTRON BIOSENSOR CORPORATION, 106 E ADAMS ST, STE 210, CARSON CITY, NV, 89706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROBERT HORTON
(775) 883-1966
RMHORTON@ATTOTRON.COM
Business Contact:
ROBERT HORTON
(775) 883-1966
RMHORTON@ATTOTRON.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We will continue development of our Cybertory Virtual Molecular Biology Laboratory software, and create accompanying instructional materials. New modules will work together to support a wide range of virtual experiments. We will develop exercises in the context of existing undergraduate molecular biology and genetics courses. Using an iterative approach, results from ongoing educational evaluations will guide the development of software and curricular materials to tailor the product to the educational needs of this audience. Specific Aims I. Additional modules will support Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), ligation, cloning, blotting, band isolation, library screening, hybridization, microarray assays, and mapping transcribed regions of genomes. II. Code optimization will focus on refactoring and designing code in a modular, easily maintainable object oriented framework. III. Exercises in the virtual laboratory will include topics in agriculture, forensics and medicine. IV. Evaluation of the exercises as teaching tools will be used both to provide feedback to developers during development, and summatively to assess the final product. V. Plans for commercialization center around growing a large worldwide audience by making the basic simulator and example exercises available at no charge on the Web. Added-value products will include exercise workbooks, server software licenses, and workshop services. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

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