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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$460,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2011-02619
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-02619
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.5
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
TESSARAE, LLC
46090 LAKE CENTER PLZ STE 304, Potomac Falls, VA, 20165-5879
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603103040
Principal Investigator:
Clark Tibbetts
Executive VP and Chief Technology Office
(703) 444-7188
clark.tibbetts@tessarae.com
Business Contact:
Clark Tibbetts
Executive VP and Chief Technology Office
(703) 444-7188
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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