Kilolane DNA Sequencer
Award last edited on: 2/25/02

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Principal Investigator
Krikor Bezjian

Company Information

Aztec Systems

45 Aldrich Road
Watertown, MA 02472
   (617) 926-9890
Location: Single
Congr. District: 05
County: Middlesex

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Contract Number: 1R43HG001068-01
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This research will investigate the feasibility of a sequencer that can sequence about one million bases a day. At the heart of the research is etched glass plates that contain channels that will form discrete paths for DNA once the two plates are pushed together. Electrostatic gel loading and optimal charge coupled device (CCD) detection of laser activated fluorescence will be developed. This sequencer appears to have a parts cost of a quarter million dollars.Awardee's statement of the potential commercial applications of the research:The Human Genome Project will sequence about 3 billion bases in our DNA. More generally, sequencing is a strategically enabling technology in biotechnology.National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR)

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