SBIR Phase II: Electronic DNA Biosensor

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0450472
Agency Tracking Number: 0319221
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
999 Lehigh Station Road, Suite 200, Henrietta, NY, 14467
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Chafin
 (585) 334-0176
Business Contact
 David Chafin
Title: Dr
Phone: (585) 334-0170
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a portable, rapid, fully - automated, non-Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based, electronic DNA identification device for field use that is capable of accurately detecting low concentrations of biological agents in a broad range of samples. Prior Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of using palladium-catalyzed nickel to form conductive DNA wires for use in constructing this device. The Phase II project will further advance the DNA detection technology by refining the metallization protocol and integrating the technology into an automated, easy to use format. The commercial application of this project will be for use by the military and / or for homeland security. The proposed biosensor system is expected to be readily incorporated into existing nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) detection and reporting systems, enhancing total force protection by enabling the rapid identification, containment and neutralization of biological agents.

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