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Taq Mutants Engineered for Forensics

Award Information

Award #
2008-DN-BX-K299
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2008
Total funding (to date)
$200,621

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $200,621)

DNA Polymerase Technology, Inc. has engineered novel DNA polymerases that are highly resistant to PCR inhibition. In the current project, these newly-engineered DNA polymerase will be used to improve current protocols for typing human STR loci, mitochondrial DNA, and the Y chromosome. They will also formulate a blend of mutants and two novel thermophilic polymerases for improving the enzyme performance with damaged DNA.

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Date Created: September 15, 2008