DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FLUORESCENT SUBSTRATES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7292
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Molecular Probes Inc.
4849 Pitchford Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97402
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard P Haugland Phd
 (503) 344-3007
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MOLECULAR PROBES, INC. PROPOSES TO DEVELOP IMPROVED FLUOROPHORES ON WHICH TO BASE FLUORESCENT ENZYME SUBSTRATES. THE FLUOROPHORES WILL HAVE HIGHER SENSITIVITY THAN THOSE IN CURRENT USE AND ARE DESIGNED TO HAVE LOWER INTERFERENCE FROM SAMPLE AUTOFLUORESCENCE. SOME OF THE FLUOROPHORES WILL HAVE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES DESIGNED TO PERMIT USE OF LOW-COST, LONG-WAVELENGTH EXCITATION SOURCES. NEW WAYS OF QUENCHING BACKGROUND FLUORESCENCE FROMTHE SUBSTRATE WILL BE INVESTIGATED, AS WILL NEW METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND LOCALIZATION OF FLUORESCENCE IN ENZYMATIC PRODUCTS. THE INTENT OF THE RESEARCH IS TO FIRST IMPROVE THE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES OF THE DYES USED AS A BASIS OF SUBSTRATES, AND TO DEVISE UNIQUE METHODS USING FLUORESCENT SUBSTRATES. THESE NEW FLUOROPHORES AND METHODS WILL BE USED TO PREPARE SUBSTRATES FOR DISEASE DETECTION AND CELLULAR STUDIES. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH UTILIZING NEW SUBSTRATES WILL BE SUPPORTED IN SEVERAL AREAS. THESE INCLUDE MONITORING GENE INCORPORATION, ENZYME DEVELOPMENT, CELL VIABILITY AND TRACING, RECEPTOR-MEDIATED ENDOCYTIC PROCESSES, AND FLOW CYTOMETRIC ENZYMATIC ANALYSIS.

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