Advanced Materials and Methods for Biospecimen Collection for Infectious Disease

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
D13PC00043
Agency Tracking Number:
D12B-001-0001
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST12B-001
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
Viridis Solutions
807 Westin Pass, Prescott, AR, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012284631
Principal Investigator:
Blaine Butler
Principal Investigator
(607) 592-3778
scottstelick@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Charles Curtiss
CEO
(480) 225-9931
az.ligature@gmail.com
Research Institution:
University of Albany
Magnus Bergkvist
257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY, 12203-
(518) 956-7354
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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