Grant: $15,000 - National Institutes of Health - Aug. 14, 2009
No votes have been cast for this award yet
Award Description: PROCUREMENT OF ADDITIONAL NEEDED EQUIPMENT (Specific Airns 1-3 of the parent R01). The assay of clinical samples using a sandwich ELISA developed in our laboratory to specifically measure the full-length forms of acyl- and des-acyl ghrelin is a key aspect of our funded clinical research studies. To speed progress of the assays we want to purchase a 384-well plate washer. These plates are required to get the necessary throughput for the large number of samples being generated in Specific Aims 1-3. This will enhance the efficiency and throughput, lower the coefficients of variation and improve the quality of the data. RELEVANCE: A critical aspect of the parent grant is the assay of clinical samples using a sandwich ELISA that can specifically measure the full-length forms of acyl- and des-acyl ghrelin. This new equipment will enhance throughput and accuracy. A model of ghrelin regulation that identifies other significant components and explains variation and inter-conversion of acyl- and desacyl ghrelin will be more physiologically relevant.
Project Description: See Award Description; This suppliment was awarded toward the purchase of a specialized plate washer for use in improving reproducibility and throughput in our immuno-assays for ghrelin and des-acyl ghrelin. These assays are central to the overall project. The equipment has been ordered
Jobs Summary: None (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
This award's data was last updated on Aug. 14, 2009. Help expand these official descriptions using the wiki below.