Automated Device for High Throughput Cell Cryopreservation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$350,372.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43RR031963-01
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
R43RR031963
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCRR
Solicitation Number:
PA09-113
Small Business Information
2 COURT ST, OWEGO, NY, 13827-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
150225337
Principal Investigator:
J BAUST
(607) 687-8701
jmbaust@cellpreservation.com
Business Contact:
ROBERT VAN
(607) 687-8701
rvanbus@cellpreservation.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The cultured cell has emerged as a critical link in the translation of research in the various fields of biotechnology and biomedicine. An unprecedented increase in the demand for cultured cell products is now drivenby the growth in biopharmaceuticals, cancer research, cell and gene therapy and stem cell research. These industries now rely on dated, low-volume, non-standardized technologies to bank cells in the daily production of their critical cellular tool. CPSI Biotech is developing an innovative controlled rate freezing device, RapidCP , designed to rapidly freeze biological samples while maintaining sample quality and functionality. This Phase 1 proposal focuses on the development of an innovative research/ cellprocessing device, RapidCP - a device designed to enable the high throughput freezing of samples for application in the bioprocessing, cell therapy, drug discovery, and basic sciences arena. Further, the design of the technology will allow for multiple independent cooling blocks thereby allowing for continuous processing of manageable lot sizes. This will reduce sample backlog, alleviate time constraints and allow more effective sample processing. This proposal represents an integrative approach to productdevelopment coupling engineering, and life sciences PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This proposal is designed to develop a rapid cryopreservation device that more effectively cryopreserves cells than current instruments and protocols. A prototype device has already been developed and the preliminary data support the theory that such a device can be developed and be of interest to a variety of interested parties.

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