Elimination of free nucleic acid from samples used in molecular tests

Funding Agency:
Neogen

When conducting a molecular assay for the detection of microorganisms, there is often contaminating nucleic acid present in the sample. This invalid nucleic acid may be present in the form of free DNA/RNA or in the form of non-viable (dead) cells that are permeable or non-permeable. These DNA may confound the final result of a molecular test, as they are not indicative of the presence of a microorganism that can cause disease.

Neogen is seeking methodologies and/or equipment that eliminate the nucleic acids of non-living cells within a sample in a simple and timely workflow.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2023

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Amount Description

Funding is dependent on the proposal and can be up to $100,000 for a 6-9 month project. Depending on the success of the initial project, follow-up funding could occur.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

December 31, 2023