Development of Reagents for Sequencing Proteins and Protein Fragments on a Next-Generation DNA Sequencer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43CA203629-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43CA203629
Amount: $211,400.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: 102
Solicitation Number: PAR13-327
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 079752755
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (203) 606-5394
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Proteomics is the study of the structure and function of proteins in biological systems It has a wide range of applications starting from protein expression profiling in healthy versus diseased states of an organism to analyzing the interaction of proteins in living organisms to mapping of protein modifications and identification of how when and where proteins are modified within a living cell We are developing an approach for the large scale massively parallel digital counting of proteins and peptide sequencing based on single molecule detection and a microfluidic platform technology This revolutionary protein measurement platform will significantly reduce the amount of sample required for analysis and allow identification of low abundance proteins without bias This innovation will have far reaching impacts on quantitative systems biology disease biomarker discovery and validation clinical diagnostics and personalized medicine Pharmaceutical reagent supply and instrumentation companies have paid substantial premiums to acquire technologies that promise to more quickly and efficiently identify targets for both therapeutics and diagnostics We expect successful release of the proposed instrument will generate substantial revenue in an already growing marketplace PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE There are several components to a proposed ProCure system for the study of the structure and function of proteins in biological systems including development of the assay instrumentation including detection compatibility of biologicals with material interfaces including reduction of non specific background interactions and software which includes instrumentation control and bioinformatics This proposal will focus on component the development of a suitable assay Specifically we will describe the experiments needed to optimize split T RNA polymerase and produce and test split carbonic anhydrase for use on the ProCure instrument and in the ProCure assay

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