Low-cost and Rapid DNA Sequence for Biometric Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC090035
Agency Tracking Number: 0911079
Amount: $99,156.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
615 Davis Drive, Suite 800, PO Box 14025, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709-0000
DUNS: 140695474
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Pollack
 (919) 287-9010
Business Contact
 Richard West
Title: President
Phone: (919) 287-9010
Email: rwest@liquid-logic.com
Research Institution

A DNA sequencer for biometric applications will be developed. The system will enable rapid and low-cost identification of individuals and kinship verification using a self-contained and portable device. All process steps from DNA extraction to DNA sequencing will be automatically performed within the disposable single-use cartridge. This high-level of functional integration is made possible by Advanced Liquid Logic's digital microfluidic technology which enables precise manipulation of liquid droplets using an array of electrodes formed on an inexpensive printed-circuit-board (PCB). The goals of the Phase I project are to develop detailed use cases and product requirements, identify key technical risks and required research activities and to develop a system architecture and preliminary design.

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