Electrochemically Enhanced Plasmonic Imaging for Quantitative Proteomics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 4R44GM106579-03
Agency Tracking Number: R44GM106579
Amount: $1,402,970.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 400
Solicitation Number: PA11-215
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-12-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-30
Small Business Information
947 E REDFIELD RD, Tempe, AZ, 85283-4045
DUNS: 184992381
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 NGUYEN LY
 (480) 491-2777
 nly@biosensingusa.com
Business Contact
 NGUYEN LY
Phone: (480) 491-2777
Email: nly@biosensingusa.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant We are proposing a technology to help in three key areas of proteomics including a recognition of protein interactions b characterization of post translational modifications and c quantitative measurements at high spatial and or temporal resolution to address the dynamics of protein interactions Several significant types of protein interactions remain difficult to study with existing technologies For example the analysis of membrane protein interactions mostly glycol proteins is challenging because these proteins are not stable outside of their native amphiphilic cellular environment Analysis of interaction kinetics between small molecules andlt Da including a vast majority of metabolites and drugs and proteins is also lacking because these molecules are too small for fluorescence labeling and the binding signals are too weak for label free detection methods Similarly problematic is the characterization of protein post translational modifications which alter protein behavior due to the attachment of a small functional group after translation Specifically we propose an electrochemically enhanced plasmonic imaging ECEPI system to address key needs for quantitative analysis of protein interaction dynamics including the ability to study membrane protein interactions in their native cellular state characterization of small molecule interaction and post translational modifications measurement of interactions at high spatial and temporal resolution for the study of sub cellular processes and performing high throughput analysis in multi cellular and microarray formats The ECEPI system relies upon careful integration of three core technologies the electrochemical surface plasmon resonance systems that have been successfully commercialized by Biosensing Instrument Inc BI for their unique capabilities and solid performance a proprietary high resolution distortion free prism based surface plasmon resonance SPR imaging system currently under development at BI for high throughput interaction analysis and a highly sensitive impedance imaging technique invented at Arizona State University The success of this project will lead to a new instrument that is capable of Label free real time recognition and quantification of protein interaction kinetics Real time characterization of post translational modifications of proteins Quantitative measurement of small molecule interactions with proteins In situ quantification of membrane protein and glycoprotein interactions in their native cellular environment with cell based assay High resolution analysis of sub cellular processes and High throughput analysis in multi cellular and microarray formatsPUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE This project aims to develop an electrochemically enhanced plasmonic imaging ECEPI system that enables high throughput analysis of protein interactions with small molecules and characterization of post translational modifications in microarray or whole cell based formats The success of this project will lead to a major technological breakthrough in proteomics research and an instrument that can observe the interaction of drugs with proteins and cells in their native state

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