Rapid, Field Deployable Alphavirus and Flavivirus Identification Assay

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4826
Amount: $1,780,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-158
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC
999 Lehigh Station Rd, Henrietta, NY, -
DUNS: 059633672
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Murante
 Director of Biology
 (585) 334-0170
 rmurante@integratednano.com
Business Contact
 D. Connolly
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (585) 334-0170
Email: mconnolly@integratednano.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
To provide improved disease surveillance capability, INT will develop assays for rapid identification of vectors carrying alpha, flavi or bunya viruses in the field. INT has developed a novel electronic nucleic acid sensor system, a universal automated sample preparation approach and a manufacturable, low cost disposable fluidic cartridge. The system features a unique nucleic acid-based diagnostic approach, which provides the capability for running diagnostic tests in the field. Tests can be run in minutes at remote locations where certain diseases are endemic. Together, these performance characteristics provide immediate results for better-informed preparation, treatment and disease management. Utilizing a multiplex microchip, the diagnostic system will provide the army capabilities for the rapid and accurate identification of alphavirus, flavivirus, or bunyaviruses from samples of infected insects.

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