ENZYMES IMMOBILIZED ON GOLD SURFACES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3423
Amount: $231,661.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Enzyme Technology Research Grp
2020 West Main Street, Suite 40, Durham, NC, 27705
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Barbara S. Kitchell
 Prinicpal Investigator
 (919) 286-0684
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A NEW CLASS OF BIOSENSORS BASED ON THE USE OF COLLOIDAL GOLD DIRECTLY OR DEPOSITED AS A POROUS GOLD FILM. THE KEY TO THE APPROACH ISTHE IMMOBILIZATION OF ENZYMES ON GOLD SURFACES THAT PROVIDE FOR HIGHFLUX, HETEROGENEOUS ELECTRON TRANSFER. THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING THIS NEW CLASS OF BIOSENSORS WILL BE EVALUATED BY THE END OF PHASE I. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PHASE ARE: (1) TO IMMOBILIZE A TEST ENZYME ON COLLOIDALGOLD, (2) TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT, ACTIVITY AND STRENGTH OF ATTACHMENT OF THE IMMOBILIZED ENZYME AND, (3) TO MAKE GOLD ELECTRODES BASED ON (1) AND DETERMINE HETEROGENEOUS ELECTRONTRANSFER TO A REDOX CENTER ON THE IMMOBILIZED ENZYME. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FEASIBILITY RESEARCH WILL BEGIN IN PHASE II WHICH WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION OF PROTOTYPES FOR SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL BIOSENSORS BASED ON THE USE OF ENZYMES IMMOBILIZED ON COLLOIDAL GOLD SURFACES.

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