DEVELOPMEN OF A NEW DNA SEQUENCING INSTRUMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11261
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A DNA SEQUENCING INSTRUMENT UTILIZING THE PYROPHOSPHATE-BASED METHOD OF DNA SEQUENCING. THIS IS A NEW METHOD THAT DOES NOT USE ELECTROPHORESIS, RADIOACTIVITY, OR FLUORESCENCE. THE METHOD WORKS BY MEASURING PYROPHOSPHATE GENERATED BY THE DNA POLYMERIZATION REACTION. THE PYROPHOSPHATE IS MEASURED CONTINUOUSLY BY A DEVICE CONSISTING OF A SERIES OF COLUMNS CONTAINING ENZYMES COVALENTLY ATTACHED TO A SOLIDSUPPORT. PHASE I WILL BE DEVOTED TO SOLVING THE REMAINING BIOCHEMICAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE METHOD. IF THE METHOD IS DEMONSTRATED TO WORK WELL ENOUGH, PHASE II WILL CONSIST OF CONSTRUCTION OF A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT SUITABLE FOR LARGE-SCALE PRODUCTION.

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