Navigation Links
Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Award $1 Million Prize for New Techniques for Rapid Characterization of Pathogens
Date:12/3/2013

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoCentive and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency/U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD) announced the winner of the $1 million "DTRA Algorithm Challenge." The winners developed an algorithm which can most rapidly and accurately characterize a complex clinical sample based solely on raw DNA sequence data. The Challenge was executed for DTRA by a team from the US Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120711/NE38133LOGO )

The ability to successfully treat U.S. personnel from bio threats around the world is impacted by the speed and accuracy with which those threats can be identified. Previously, it could take up to a week to analyze a sample of DNA, requiring the assistance of third party analysis. The winning solution – submitted by Team Huson (Daniel Huson, Benjamin Buchfink and Xie Chao) - reduces that time to tens of minutes and can be conducted in the field. Once developed, this solution will help to rapidly identify and characterize unknown pathogens (either bacterial, viral or both), allow for informed medical intervention, enable targeted antibiotics and provide better results.

"Making the $1 million award open to all participants, regardless of nationality, encouraged participation from a broader community than we might normally be able to reach for this type of project. Additionally, the prize's tiered structure also guaranteed that we would only present an award after validating the best-in-field solution against a well-defined reference," said Dr. Christian Whitchurch, Devices Branch Manager for DTRA's Diagnostics,
'/>"/>

SOURCE InnoCentive
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Football-shaped particles bolster the bodys defense against cancer
2. Roka Bioscience Atlas System For Food Pathogen Detection Integrated At Department of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory
3. Invitation to Register: Annual Defense Threat Reduction Agency Basic Research Technical Review
4. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2013 Highlights Vital Role of Photonics for Defense and Commercial Applications
5. Darpa Director Shares Vision of a New Generation of Technology and Commercial Applications at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing
6. Nanotherapeutics Awarded Defense Department Contract for Advanced Development and Manufacturing of Medical Countermeasures
7. Department of Defense Exercises Options Under Contract for Nerve Agent Medical Countermeasure Program
8. Sequenom Addresses Preliminary Injunction Decision, Reaffirms Defense of Patent
9. Safe Harbor CPAs Announces New Practice Area, S Corp IRS Audit Defense for Small Business
10. National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) 2012 Biosurveillance Conference To Feature Keynote Speaker Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Bestselling Author
11. Soligenix Announces Collaboration with Infectious Disease Research Institute to Develop Thermostabilized Biodefense Vaccines Utilizing Novel Adjuvants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Cayenne Medical, Inc., a privately ... soft tissue reconstruction segment, announced the worldwide launch ... involving the shoulder and extremities. The SureLock System ... deployment method. The unique delivery eliminates manual tensioning ... or anchor displacement (also commonly know as anchor ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Product and process impurities ... abundance and are often “lost in the noise,” ... Join presenters Dr. Rowel Tobias, Senior Scientist, Protein ... Head of Quality at Nanotherapeutics, Inc., to lear ... speed detection and quantitation while achieving the required ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Understanding the need for better quality and ... gap that currently exists in this area, ChanTest has ... of validated ion channel and GPCR cell lines. ... ion channels control many critical physiological functions throughout the ... potential to treat a variety of human diseases. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Unraveling ... closer together. The Archer Family purchased a ... within DNA, but ended up with a lifetime of ... contained within the family members’ DNA genuinely brought the ... decided to search deeper into genetic history and prior ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 3Novel Ms Techniques Speed Detection of Biopharmaceutical Product and Process Impurities, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 2Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 4Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 5
... GOLDEN, Colo., April 11 ABR-Affinity,BioReagents, a leading global ... Association for Cancer Research (AACR),and will exhibit at the ... April 12 - 16, 2008., "The AACR meeting ... we devote a,significant portion of our corporate resources to ...
... 11 Cord Blood America,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing,the life saving ... today said Pennsylvania has joined New York and ... women about the potential,benefits of umbilical cord blood ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 10 Thought ... Home Depot, Qualcomm,Nationwide and others will address ... companies in today,s competitive economy at the ... Finding,Growing & Retaining Top Talent, sponsored by ...
Cached Biology Technology:ABR-Affinity BioReagents to Participate in the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting in San Diego, California, April 12 - 16, 2008 2Cord Blood America Says Pennsylvania Joins New York and California in Establishing Educational Programs on the Benefits of Umbilical Cord Blood Storage 2Pharmaceuticals & Biotechs to Share Insights for Developing Leaders in a Fast-Paced, Competitive Industry 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... with other group members to reduce aggression and gain ... strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across ... scientific journal Biology Letters . , Grooming between ... without ulterior motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits ... another individual can provide access to infants, mating opportunities ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Researchers have pioneered a ... The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists ... like neurons and synapses using the flat surface ... makes 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more ... unprecedented level across many areas of experimental biology. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... addition to the hippocampus, the marginal division of ... memory. What is the impact degree of substance ... and memory function? Yan Yu and his team, ... found, using immunofluorescence staining, that substance P receptor, ... and striatal marginal division of normal rats. Unilateral ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images 2
... Scientists are calling for more research on the possibility ... renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer ... individuals. Their recommendation follows a study in which two ... to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats. ...
... the abstracts to be presented at the EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on ... before the meeting at 00.01 hrs CET on Friday 29 October. ... are free to report on the online abstracts from the time ... bear in mind that all the abstracts had to be submitted ...
... , Blacksburg, Va. -- The USDA,s National Institute of ... the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia ... grape and wine quality in the eastern United States. ... project director, the five-year project seeks to create, refine, ...
Cached Biology News:Abstracts for the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium in Berlin go up online on Friday, Oct. 29 2USDA awards Virginia Tech $3.8 million to stimulate eastern US wine industry 2
, Premium quality synthesis and purification , You provide the sequence, we'll do the rest , Rigorous quality control , Your choice of purification method, amount and format , Available annealed...
Human TGF-beta RIIb Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
8.1.1...
Request Info...
Biology Products: