Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N43CO120056
Agency Tracking Number: N43CO120056
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: NCI
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MICATU, INC., 109 Canada Road, Painted Post, NY, 14870-9153
DUNS: 969379705
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (888) 705-8836
Business Contact
Phone: (888) 705-8836
Research Institution
Historically, tissue sample analysis was limited due to lack of practical high throughput techniques. An advance in tissue analysis came with the invention of the multitumor tissue block. This technology was improved upon, refined and eventually evolvedinto the Tissue Microarray (TMA), currently a key tool in clinical analysis of tissue samples. TMA use involves placement of multiple tissue samples into defined positions within a recipient paraffin block, such that samples can be systematically analyzed. While the TMA represents an improvement, issues of poor sample alignment and quality plague it. Hewitt addressed these limitations with development of templates and methods for preparing TMAs (U.S. patent 7,854,899). In this Phase I project Micatu will implement and improve upon the teachings of U.S. patent 7,854,899 to create a high quality, low cost, Modular TMA. Micatu has developed a TMA design and technical plan that includes alpha deSign and optimization, construction alpha prototypes, pre-pilot design release and manufacture analysis, and pre-pilot prototype construction.

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