Navigation Links
Quanterix Receives Funding From the Department of Homeland Security to Develop Test for Botulinum Toxin
Date:12/1/2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanterix Corporation, a company enabling a new generation of molecular diagnostic tests based on its revolutionary Single Molecule Array (SiMoA™) technology, announced today that it has been awarded a one year $250,155 contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an assay capable of detecting single molecules of botulinum toxin (BoNT) within complex environmental samples. In collaboration with the Botulinum Research Center (BRC) at UMass Dartmouth, Quanterix will develop and validate a high sensitivity assay capable of measuring extremely low levels of the BoNT agent. 

"The detection of low copy numbers of toxins and pathogenic bacteria for both clinical and environmental applications requires highly sensitive and rapid detection technologies capable of measuring relevant targets within complex sample mixtures," said David Duffy, Ph.D., Vice President of Research at Quanterix. "The 1,000-fold increase in sensitivity enabled by SiMoA will facilitate the direct detection of the toxins produced by active bacteria at much lower levels than is possible today. As a result, the detection of BoNT protein will provide important functional information on the presence of bacteria that complements nucleic acid identification. We believe that this approach could be extended to other bacteria and applications, for example, hospital acquired infections."

Dr. David Hodge from DHS added, "Quanterix's technology is expected to address a number of challenges currently faced by DHS for identifying active agents of bioterrorism, and offers great promise for a variety of applications in both the private and public sectors."

"Early and accurate detection of botulinum toxin is critical for our national security and public health. The ability to detect extremely low levels of toxin could significantly improve the diagnosis of botulism and b
'/>"/>

SOURCE Quanterix Corporation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Quanterix Fifth-Generation PSA Test Enables More Sensitive Measurements Following Surgery
2. Quanterix PSA Test Found to be a Reliable Predictor of Prostate Cancer Recurrence Following Surgery
3. Quanterix Digital ELISA Measures Low Abundance Biomarkers of Inflammation in Crohns Disease
4. Quanterix and STRATEC Announce Strategic Partnership
5. Quanterix Announces Publication of Novel Method Expanding Single Molecule Detection Capability
6. Quanterix Announces New Technology Evaluation Agreement
7. Quanterix Corporation Announces the Addition of Dr. Robert Corn to its Scientific Advisory Board
8. Watsons Generic Yaz(R) Receives FDA Approval
9. UCSB professor receives award for graphene electronics research
10. iBio, Inc. Receives Notice from NYSE Amex Staff that Company Currently is Below Certain Continued Listing Standards
11. Vermillion Receives Notice of Allowance for 5th Biomarker Patent Related to Peripheral Artery Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... N.J. , Aug. 31, 2014 Wockhardt ... Drug Discovery program in Anti-Infective research when two of ... coveted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. ... to drugs which act against pathogens which have a ... are identified by Centre for Disease Control (a top ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 This ... current state of the Epoxy Hardener industry ... basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications ... Chinese domestic market analysis are provided with a ... of the market. A comparison between the international ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of ... photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead ... to create a stream of single photons and control ... sorts of attempts to achieve this control, but now ... creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Pittcon is pleased to ... colleague Koichiro Matsuda, Horiba Scientific, have organized a session ... 2014. JASIS , Asia’s largest analytical and scientific ... Makuhari Messe, Japan. , The four speakers in ... from Single Molecules to Single Cells” will present their ...
Breaking Biology Technology:U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 2U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 3Epoxy Hardener Industry Development Trends in Global & China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Epoxy Hardener Industry Development Trends in Global & China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology 2Fifth Annual U.S. Symposium at JASIS Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Hub MacDonald 2
... Wisconsin landed a federal research laboratory too long, many observers might ... Madison in 1910 when Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the ... National Wildlife Health Center , established in Madison in 1975, has ... race against bird flu. , ,The latest addition is the ...
... NimbleGen Systems scientist Thomas Albert will lead a ... microarray technology in DNA sequence analysis, the company announced. ... be the lead investigator on a two-year, $415,000 grant ... million Cancer Genome Atlas pilot project. , ,His work ...
... the scandals of WorldCom, ENRON, and TYCO were heartless and greedy, ... on this video make them look like saints. Why? Because the ... make a living to support their families. , ,Think about all ... of years that have not been able to find a good ...
Cached Biology Technology:Federal bioenergy lab will give Wisconsin a chance to shine 2Federal bioenergy lab will give Wisconsin a chance to shine 3Federal bioenergy lab will give Wisconsin a chance to shine 4A disgusting video: U.S. companies sell out Americans 2A disgusting video: U.S. companies sell out Americans 3A disgusting video: U.S. companies sell out Americans 4
(Date:9/2/2014)... When you accidentally touch a hot oven, you rapidly ... neural circuits involved in sensing and responding to such ... players. , Duke researchers have made a surprising discovery ... pain in worms, and have built a structural model ... Nature Communications , may help direct new strategies ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... the U.S. diet showed some modest improvement in the ... in the consumption of unhealthy trans fats, but the ... and the poor. , , An unhealthy diet is ... Eating a healthy diet is an important part of ... trends in diet quality is important because it can ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... the alteration of a single nucleotidethe basic building block of DNAcould ... disability. The study appears in The Journal of Cell ... by a defect in a gene on the X chromosome called ... 230 women and 1 in 360 men carry a so-called premutation, ... the FMR1 gene is slightly longer than normal. These ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain 2Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain 3Quality of US diet improves, gap widens for quality between rich and poor 2Quality of US diet improves, gap widens for quality between rich and poor 3A nucleotide change could initiate fragile X syndrome 2
... University today announced a partnership to advance the use ... alternative energy source. The effort involves entrepreneurs John ... biodiesel in Afghanistan as a means to achieve multiple ... a new, sustainable economy in the country. ...
... understand the effects of climate change on the microbial ... and the tundra in Alaska, a University of Oklahoma ... of Energy grant. According to Jizhong Zhou, OU ... Institute for Environmental Genomics, the results of these studies ...
... demand for naturally raised beef continues to increase, researchers ... raised beef can be produced effectively for this niche ... to cover additional production and transportation costs. Naturally ... traditional systems take advantage of technologies the industry offers ...
Cached Biology News:Syracuse University partners with Arden-Fox to advance DOD's Net Zero Energy Initiative 2Syracuse University partners with Arden-Fox to advance DOD's Net Zero Energy Initiative 3Can naturally raised beef find its place in the industry? 2
Borosilicate Glass. Certified for use with the Beacon 2000 Systems, 1,000 tubes/case...
... Engineered with new technology incorporating ... for unsurpassed flexibility, the new Varian ... advanced spectrometer available today., ,The Varian ... each transmitter and receiver channel, providing ...
Luminometers...
... Dr. P Set from different human ... More organs maybe available upon request. ... items from the whole set, and ... price. All Dr. P Set ...
Biology Products: