Cell Microsystems, a provider of innovative tools and scalable solutions for the sorting and isolation of single cells, and the UNC HIV Cure Center announced today they have received an approximately $283K 12-month Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop an automated platform to quantify the latent HIV reservoir. Cell Microsystems’ proprietary products, the CellRaft™ Array and CellRaft AIR™ System, will use automated image analysis to screen and isolate cells in order to detect emergence of HIV after exposure to potential therapeutics. The platform is likely to offer a rapid means of testing new drugs for latency reversal.
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