A WORKSTATION FOR COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL GELS IS PROPOSED.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
3204
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Protein Databases, Inc.
405 Oakwood Road, Huntington Station, NY, 11746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 BRIAN P. ADLEY
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (516) 673-3939
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
A WORKSTATION FOR COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL GELS IS PROPOSED. THE ADVENT OF CHEAP, POWERFUL MICROCOMPUTERS, SUCH AS THE DIGITAL MICROVAX, ENABLES FACILITIES THAT HAVE ONLY BEEN AVAILABLE ON COSTLY MINI AND MAINFRAME COMPUTERS TO BE MIGRATED TO INEXPENSIVE SINGLE-USER WORKSTATIONS. A COMPREHENSIVE 2-D GEL ANALYSIS AND LABORATORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WILL SHORTLY BE OPERATIONAL AT PROTEIN DATABASES, INC. BASED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED AT COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY. USERS WILL BE ABLE TO ANALYZE GELS AND DEVELOP THEIR OWN PROTEIN DATABASES OR COMPARE THEIR GELS TO PROPRIETARY DATABASES LICENSED FROM PDI. DATA MAY BE EASILY TRANSFERRED BETWEEN WORKSTATIONS, INITIALLY BY MAGNETIC MEDIA AND LATER VIA A COMMUNICATIONS LINK. EXTENSIVE GRAPHICS FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED, ENABLING RESEARCHERS TO VIEW DATA FROM GELS IN AN EASILY UNDERSTOOD FORM. THE HUMAN INTERFACE TO THE WORKSTATION WILL BE SIMPLE A FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL BE MADE IN PHASE I TO DETERMINE THE PRACTICALITY OF INTEGRATING A SUBSET OF THIS SYSTEM WITH APPROPRIATE HARDWARE TO PROVIDE A SINGLE-USER, LOW-COST WORKSTATION.

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