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Portable Cell Maintenance System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68464
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-028-0194
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agave BioSystems, Inc.
P.O. Box 100 Ithaca, NY 14850-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Portable Cell Maintenance System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0140
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Cultured cell-based biosensors offer insight into the physiological action of the agent of interest, which is an advantage over other types of sensors. The development of cell-based biosensors that are field-portable would increase their utility in toxicology and environmental monitoring. One of the most significant issues hampering the development of field portable cell-based biosensors is the maintenance of optimal cultured cell environment under field conditions. In the Phase I work, Agave BioSystems and Cornell University successfully demonstrated proof of concept for a cell maintenance system (CMS) with integrated pH, osmolarity, CO2 and temperature sensors to support multiple vertebrate cells and cell types. In the Phase I CMS instrument demonstration, endothelial cells, fibroblast cells, and neuronal networks were supported for at least 3 days. In the proposed Phase II effort, a compact, portable and rugged prototype cell maintenance system will be developed and constructed with integrated monitoring and environmental control. The system will be designed to maintain a variety of cell types for more than 30 days.

Principal Investigator:

Theresa Curtis
Senior Scientist
6072720002
tcurtis@agavebio.com

Business Contact:

Noe Salazar
President
5126711369
nsalazar@agavebio.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agave Biosystems, Inc.
P.O. Box 80010 Austin, TX 78708

EIN/Tax ID: 161551819
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CORNELL UNIV.
123 Day Hall, Cornell Universi
Ithaca, NY 14854
Contact: Linda Brainard
Contact Phone: (607) 255-7123
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university