Circulomics has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop Nanobind technology for DNA and RNA extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) sample archives. FFPE sample archives contain a wealth of molecular biomarker information that can be compared to standard histological analysis and correlated to clinical outcomes. This project will leverage the unique properties of Nanobind and Circulomics' expertise in nucleic acid manipulation to create a simple method for extracting the highest quality DNA and RNA from both archived and freshly processed FFPE samples. Nanobind FFPE technology will complement other Nanobind kits being developed under a previously awarded SBIR grant for DNA and RNA extraction from cultured cells, tissues, and body fluids to form a comprehensive sample preparation platform.
The award has been announced in a recent press release. Circulomics receives coverage on GenomeWeb and Yahoo!.