On-Orbit DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CE78P
Agency Tracking Number: 114115
Amount: $85,114.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: O3.02
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Genova Engineering, LLC.
3430 Otis Street, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033-6361
Duns: 842614021
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Genova
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 883-1473
 jon@genovaengineering.com
Business Contact
 Jon Genova
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 883-1473
Email: jon@genovaengineering.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Genova Engineering proposes to develop and demonstrate a toolset of discrete devices and extraction kits which will leverage existing on-orbit facilities and will permit an expansion of molecular biology capabilities onboard ISS. This toolset, Nucleic Acid And Protein Isolation (NAAPI), is a near-term deployable technology which gives the ISS researcher the ability to isolate DNA, RNA and proteins from precious biological samples. By isolating these target molecules, sample volumes can be reduced by orders of magnitude resulting in reduced downmass. This technology also proposes to adapt a state of the art stabilization technique to enable long-term ambient storage of nucleic acids. This system offers the unique ability to isolate total protein for storage and/or analysis.

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