CCD DIGITIZATION OF ELECTRONHORETIC GELS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$408,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
1502
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Western Research Co.
5061 W. Camino De Girasol, Tucson, AZ, 85745
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Brian L. Craine
 Senior Scientist
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP THE APPLICATION OF NEW TWO DIMENSIONAL, STATE OF THE ART CHARGE COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) IMAGE DETECTORS TO THE PROBLEM OF ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS BY DIGITIZATION OF TWO DIMENSIONAL POLYACRYLAMIDE ELECTROPHORETIC GELS. LONG TERM SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN COMMERCIALIZATION OF A NEW PRODUCT LINE OF MEDICAL MACHINERY, MORE WIDESPREAD USE OF ELECTROPHORESIS IN A CLINICAL SETTING AND EVENTUAL APPLICATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY TO A FAMILY OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING PROBLEMS. PHASE I WILL PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL DATA FOR ANALYSIS OF THE PARAMETERS REQUIRED OF A CCD DIGITIZER USED IN THIS APPLICATION. IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON OF THE ADVANTAGES OF USING CCD DEVICES FOR DIGITIZING AS OPPOSED TO OTHER, OLDER TECHNOLOGIES. THESE DATA WILL SERVE AS A BASIS FOR FULL SCALE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROPHORETIC GEL DIGITIZER AND RELATED ANALYSIS SOFTWARE IN PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT.

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