Advanced Materials and Methods for Biospecimen Collection for Infectious Disease

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D13PC00043
Agency Tracking Number: D12B-001-0001
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: ST12B-001
Solicitation Number: 2012.B
Small Business Information
Viridis Solutions
807 Westin Pass, Prescott, AR, -
DUNS: 012284631
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Blaine Butler
 Principal Investigator
 (607) 592-3778
Business Contact
 Charles Curtiss
Title: CEO
Phone: (480) 225-9931
Research Institution
 University of Albany
 Magnus Bergkvist
 257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY, 12203-
 (518) 956-7354
 Nonprofit college or university
In this Phase I research effort we propose to construct an advanced design for a collection swab to be used for collection and storage of biospecimens. Viridis Solutions and Dr. Magnus Bergkvist and Dr. Melendez (College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, University at Albany) propose a novel nanofabricated swab that is capable of absorbing and stabilizing biospecimens for long-term storage and simplified sample recovery/elution. The proposed fabricated swab would maximize recovery and activity of nucleic acids, proteins, viable whole cells, active viruses, and bacteria without cold chain requirements. In the Phase I work we would evaluate the nanofabricated swab with a model system of Francisella tularensis.

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