DNA-based barcoding for identification of Army materiel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A072-069-1250
Amount: $119,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: A07-069
Solitcitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
CHROMOLOGIC LLC
2275 E. Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Duns: 168312028
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Naresh Menon
 Managing Partner
 (626) 419-6846
 nmenon@chromologic.com
Business Contact
 Naresh Menon
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (626) 419-6846
Email: nmenon@chromologic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order to address its urgent need to track and identify critical material, the Army is in need of a DNA based barcoding system that would enable unforgible, unambiguous and easily readable system for labeling and tracking military material. To meet this need, ChromoLogic proposes to develop a new reagent-free DNA barcode and reader (RDB) system. This proposed system is based on rapidly identifying (under 10 seconds) the sequence of a DNA barcode by means of dielectrophoretic mass sorting that requires no contact with the DNA material or the use of any reagents. The low-cost (<$2/tag) RDB system is based on extensive expertise of the PI in dielectrophoresis based biological analysis and a thorough understanding in DNA manipulation and instrumentation expertise of ChromoLogic and its partners. In Phase I, ChromoLogic will demonstrate the feasibility of the RDB system by building a set of tags and a prototype reader. The inexpensive, reagent-free, unforgible, unambiguous and easily readable format of RDB will be demonstrated to the Army by the end of Phase I. In Phase II, ChromoLogic will develop a complete prototype system with a custom graphical user interface designed for rapidly transitioning the system to the Army.

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