Low-cost and Rapid DNA Sequence for Biometric Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,156.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC090035
Award Id:
89660
Agency Tracking Number:
0911079
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140695474
Principal Investigator:
MichaelPollack
(919) 287-9010
mgp@liquid-logic.com
Business Contact:
RichardWest
President
(919) 287-9010
rwest@liquid-logic.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract

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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