Validation of a Multiple Food-borne Pathogen Detection and Strain-Level Identification Assay

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-02619
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-02619
Amount: $460,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
46090 LAKE CENTER PLZ STE 304, Potomac Falls, VA, 20165-5879
DUNS: 603103040
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Clark Tibbetts
 Executive VP and Chief Technology Office
 (703) 444-7188
 clark.tibbetts@tessarae.com
Business Contact
 Clark Tibbetts
Title: Executive VP and Chief Technology Office
Phone: (703) 444-7188
Email: clark.tibbetts@tessarae.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The primary objectives of this Phase II project are to 1) validate performance of the prototype resequencing pathogen microarray application for detection and identification of selected food-borne pathogens, including varieties of viruses, bacteria and eukaryotic agents; 2) iterate and port the prototype application to a more practical, "market-friendly" product form factor that requires less expensive capital equipment to use, and that anticipates significantly lower operating cost per assay, without compromise of assay multiplicity, sensitivity or specificity; and 3) perform limited additional performance validation of the product application to enable initial commercial marketing to government and private sector, domestic and international laboratories that provide food-safety testing services.

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