Automating Biological and Genetic Analyses through Knowledge Acquisition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R187
Agency Tracking Number: W31P4Q-04-C-R187
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2001
Solicitation Topic Code: NSF01-028
Solicitation Number: 2001.1
Small Business Information
454 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701-
DUNS: 128516114
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Griffith
 Chief Technology Officer
 (570) 329-0251
Business Contact
Phone: (919) 819-4310
Research Institution
A major drive in medical research today is the search for genes and other biological markers that can indicate a biological agent, an illness, or susceptibility to disease. In research labs, large amounts of resources are devoted to this task. Vast amounts of data are generated in studies; one of the greatest challenges faced by these labs is the task of properly analyzing the data at a rate that can keep up with its generation, as well as a strategy for tracking the results. Detecting chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, symptoms of such an attack if it were to occur, and source of an attack are one current and frightening example of this problem. Unfortunately, our ability to detect and react to such an attack has not kept pace with this threat. Discovery Machine's primary mission is to enable encapsulation of scientific knowledge in a manner that enables non-experts to perform advanced analysis and problem-solving tasks without needing in-depth knowledge of the technical analysis process. Our core technology platform, The Discovery MachineT, is a software system for capturing and automating this process flow - without requiring the use of complex scripting languages.

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