Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Awards Phase I SBIR to Parabon NanoLabs

3 April 2011

Parabon NanoLabs has been awarded a Phase I SBIR1 contract from the Defense Threat Reduction agency (DTRA) to develop a forensic DNA analysis kit for genetic intelligence. The solution, known as SNAPSHOT, will analyze unknown human DNA samples collected from the battlefield or crime scene and provide information about the individual who deposited the sample, such as potential ethnicity, height, eye color, hair color, age, sex, and/or facial features. Under the current award, Parabon will develop a proof-of-concept plan and will be eligible for follow-on funding to develop and implement the solution.

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1 The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. A company that receives SBIR funding is eligible for sole source grants and contracts with the Federal government for services and products used on, developed in or derived from the SBIR effort.

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