Maskless Lithography System and Generation of High Density DNA Microarrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAMD17-01-C-0015
Award Id:
52786
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-2695
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Anvik Corp. (Currently Anvik Corporation)
6 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY, 10532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796359289
Principal Investigator:
Marc Zemel
Product Manager
(914) 345-2442
mzemel@anvik.com
Business Contact:
Kanti Jain
President
(914) 345-2442
kjain@anvik.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Recent developments in DNA microarray generation technology have made entirely new methods of gene analysis feasible. The DNA microarray can greatly facilitate research in the areas of drug and vaccine discovery, disease screening, and toxicology, amongothers. Therefore, the importance of a low-cost, high-resolution, high-throughput DNA microarray generation system cannot be understated. Current DNA microarray generation techniques suffer from severe limitations. The development of a new DNAmircoarray generation technique that has the high resolution of photolithography with the low cost of operation of mechanical deposition would significantly accelerate the pace of gene research. In this proposal, we present a method to generate DNAmicroarrays using a maskless lithography system. The maskless lithography system incorporates a large-array spatial light modulator to serve as a programmable mask. The spatial light modulator technology is integrated with Anvik's patented large arealithography technology to produce a breakthrough in lithography system development that allows rapid, high-density DNA microarray generation at low cost. In the Phase I program, we have developed the maskless lithography process specifically for DNAmicroarray generation. In the proposed Phase II program, we will construct a fully functional maskless lithography system and demonstrate the generation of DNA microarrays with an optimized process."

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