Development of the nanoDETECT Integrated Pathogen Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16826
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00275
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Illuminaria, LLC
316 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY, 14850
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Stelick
 (607) 592-3778
 sjs16@cornell.edu
Business Contact
 Carl Batt
Phone: (607) 254-5376
Email: cab10@cornell.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Sample preparation is extremely important to food borne pathogen detection because food matrices can severely inhibit nucleic acid amplification based detection methods. Samples must typically be pre-enriched to provide adequate numbers of target cells for detection. In addition, current zero-tolerance levels necessitate a very rigorous detection level. IMS is an attractive alternative to preenrichment since it can both remove target cells from complex matrices (such as food samples) and also concentrate target cells for rapid detection. The sample preparation cartridge will complement the existing breadboard instrumentation of Illuminarias nanoDETECT platform for the detection of the target pathogens from contaminated food samples.

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