Efficient Coding Strategies for DNA Sequencing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,951.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
22100
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Megabase Research Products
4129 Holdrege #2, Lincoln, NE, 68503
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert M. Nelson
(402) 466-0680
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Enzymatic dideoxy sequencing can be streamlined using algebraic coding strategies from communications theory. Using coding methods similar to those applied to telecommunications and digital electronics, the speed and efficiency of DNA sequencing can be substantially improved. One DNA template can be sequenced using three mixed dideoxy reactions and data channels; two templates can be read simultaneously in five channels. Having demonstrated that such 3-channel coding and 5:2 source code compression can be applied to 35-S dideoxy sequencing, experiments are proposed to improve the speed and efficiency of (i) multiplex DNA sequencing, (ii) PCR-based sequencing, (iii) automated multi-fluor sequencing, and (iv) automated multi-channel/single fluor sequencing. Proposed experiments are a cost-effective means of significantly improving a variety of existing manual and automated DNA sequencing techniques by 33-60%; further improvements are possible.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government