Vajra Instruments Inc

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Vajra Instruments Inc
Profile last edited on: 5/17/2018

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
Year Founded
2008
First SBIR Year
2015
Latest SBIR Award
2018
Program Status
Active

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Location Information

2649 Wilderness Ridge Circle
Lincoln, NE 68512
   (402) 770-2736
   N/A
   www.vajrainstruments.com
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   01
County:   Lancaster

Public Profile

Vajra Instruments Inc is focused on an inexpensive screening tool for pancreatic cancer. Recent research indicates that less than hundred microRNA (miRNA) sequences specifically generated by tumors are sufficient for early detection of PaC and other cancers for effective intervention with excellent prognosis MiRNA can be extracted from urine and blood using standard kits. The key challenge is to detect specific biomarkers in the thousand fold large background of miRNA sequences that body normally produces. While quantitative reverse transcribe polymerase chain reaction qRT PCR is an effective tool for miRNA profiling it is prohibitively expensive for screening. The firm is working to directly measure the tumor specific miRNA extracted from about ml of serum or plasma using a disruptive technology called SEED. Measurement by SEED is virtually blind to non specific binding with consistency. The binding time of targeted miRNA to the probe will reduce from hours for conventional microarray methods to below one hour.

Extent of SBIR involvement

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Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

Employee Range
1-4
Revenue Range
Less than .5M
VC funded?
No
Public/Private
Privately Held
Stock Info
: N/A
IP Holdings
N/A

Awards Distribution by Agency

People

  Santanu Saraf Roy --

  Ravi Saraf --

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