Bioinformatic Tool for Assessing Low-Level Toxicity

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-6426
Agency Tracking Number: O032-3089
Amount: $99,802.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Duns: 033449757
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roland Suri
 Scientist
 (310) 530-7130
 sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact
 Reuben Sandler
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Email: rsandler@intopsys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Toxic contaminants are a serious danger to military personnel, with effects that may only appear after weeks, or months. Traditional diagnostic tools focus on levels of specific markers for certain diseases or toxins. When these specific markers do notshow high levels, it is difficult to identify exposure to several toxins, each of which may not be toxic alone, but in combination may be extremely dangerous, to genetically predisposed people. Several biotechnology techniques are being developed thatgather huge amounts of data in a single measurement, such as genomics (DNA microarrays), proteomics, and metabonomics. Analysis of whole-system data with bioinformatic tools (

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