Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > BioNanomatrix Receives New NCI Grant to Support Development of Chip-Based Nanofluidics Systems for Cell Fractionation

Abstract:
- STTR Grant will Support Development of Advanced Sample Sorting Capabilities and Enhancements in Chip Diagnostics and Research -

BioNanomatrix Receives New NCI Grant to Support Development of Chip-Based Nanofluidics Systems for Cell Fractionation

PHILADELPHIA, PA | Posted on September 24th, 2007

BioNanomatrix, Inc., today announced that the company and Princeton University are recipients of a new Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The two-year, $200,000 grant is focused on development of integrated fluidics systems for the front end sample sorting component of the BioNanomatrix
whole genome analytic platform. The goal of the project is to develop integrated systems that can separate out and sort whole chromosomes from a single cell or multiple cells. This type of cell fractionation is a key early step in the analytic process.

"This new NCI grant will enable us to continue to collaborate with
Princeton researchers to develop enhanced front-end capabilities for our
analytic platform," said Han Cao, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of
BioNanomatrix.

BioNanomatrix is developing pioneering integrated systems that enable
nanoscale single molecule identification and analysis of the entire genome,
delivering single molecule sensitivity in a highly parallel format. The
company's patented analytic platform based on this technology provides
rapid, comprehensive and cost effective ultra-high resolution analyses of
DNA.

"The core BioNanomatrix nanofluidics technology was originally
developed at Princeton and we look forward to continuing to collaborate to
further develop its utility for applications in both biomedical research
and clinical medicine," said Professor James Sturm, co-investigator of the
project and William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied
Science, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Princeton
Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) at Princeton
University.

The ability of this technology to deliver single molecule sensitivity
in a highly standardized parallel format with minimal processing is
expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed for the extensive
data and integrative analyses that have hindered widespread use of whole
genome studies to date. This project will enable sorting of sub-cellular
components by size, such as chromosomes prior to their isolation in
nanofluidic channels, so that a number of analyses, including sequencing,
mapping and epigenetics can be performed in a real-time, dynamic, bench-top
format.

####

About BioNanomatrix, Inc.
BioNanomatrix is developing breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging
and analytic platforms for applications in clinical genetics, cancer
diagnostics and other biomedical applications. The company is applying its
expertise in nanochips, nanodevices and nanosystems to develop its patented
platform technology to provide fast, comprehensive, and low-cost analysis
of genomic, epigenomic and proteomic information with sensitivity at the
single cell/single molecule level. BioNanomatrix' technologies are licensed
exclusively from Princeton University. Founded as a spin-out of Princeton
University in 2003, the company is headquartered in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media
GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners
Barbara Lindheim
212 918-4650

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance June 24th, 2016

Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed: Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed June 22nd, 2016

Stealth nanocapsules kill Chagas parasites in mouse models June 22nd, 2016

Announcements

Superheroes are real: Ultrasensitive nonlinear metamaterials for data transfer June 25th, 2016

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state June 25th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines June 25th, 2016

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines June 25th, 2016

Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena June 23rd, 2016

Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed: Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed June 22nd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic