Entries in SBIR (2)


SBIR Award, Project Execution, and Delivery

Genova Engineering has completed the Phase I development of On-Orbit DNA, RNA and Protein Extraction. The project successfully demonstrated the core functionality to isolate nucelic acids and protein from pelleted cells. Total elapsed time: 5 months, 10 days. A picture of the device cannot be shown here, but an image of the DNA  gelelctrophoresis output is shown below. This is an Agarose gel (0.8%) of DNA isolates from Control # 3 and demonstration experiments #6 and #7.

Genova was invited to submit a Phase II proposal, which was delivered on August 23, 2012.


NASA SBIR proposal WIN!

Genova Engineering was informed today that our proposal for On-Orbit DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction is one of 260 NASA SBIR Phase I proposals (out of 1878 entries) that have been selected for negotiation of a Phase I purchase order.

When executed, this work will yield flight qualified hardware, kits and procedures for the sequential extraction of DNA, RNA and protein for use onboard the International Space Station.