Development of an In Situ Anhydrobiotic Tissue Culture Process

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43GM084538-01
Agency Tracking Number: GM084538
Amount: $252,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: PHS2007-2
Small Business Information
DUNS: 150225337
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (607) 687-8701
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cell Preservation Services, Inc. (CPSI) is an early stage biotechnology company that intends to develop a unique technology that will facilitate both the time- management and worldwide distribution of human cell culture s in a manner that currently does not exist. Under this SBIR, CPSI intends to develop a ready-to- use pre-seeded cell culture product, DryPlates , for several cell types, including standard cell lines, primary cells, such as keratinocytes or hepatocytes, a nd progenitor cells. This technology will allow users on-demand access to cells for high-throughput usage while eliminating the need for extensive handling and culturing of cells prior to utilization. The design of DryPlates products provides for the long -term stable non-frozen storage of biologicals in a convenient format, easily integratable with current methods. CPSI intends to investigate the cellular and molecular components of the anhydrobiotic process to develop a technology and method of production of DryPlates to meet the needs of industry, including pharmaceutical drug discovery, biodefense and stem cell research. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This proposal is designed to develop a unique and innovative technology for the worldwide distribution of hum an cell cultures to be used in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

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