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Bacteriophage-based Aerosol Decontaminant for Use in Patient Care Areas

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85063
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-032-0131
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIODETECTION INSTRUMENTS, LLC
535 W Research Blvd., Suite 135, M/S 300 FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Bacteriophage-based Aerosol Decontaminant for Use in Patient Care Areas
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0112
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Nosocomial transmission of multi-drug-resistant microorganisms in combat support hospitals is a well-recognized and growing problem. BioDetection Instruments proposes a rapid, simple and safe method for reducing contamination in hospital wards with a novel bacteriophage-based aerosol application. Bacteriophages are natural to the environment and pose no risk to humans. The bacteriophage product will have the potential to thoroughly coat and penetrate niches of bacterial reservoirs typically overlooked by standard housekeeping procedures. This Phase I project is focused on isolation and preliminary testing of bacteriophages that can reduce levels of Acinetobacter baumannii calcoaceticus and Klebsiella pneumoniae on stainless steel and Teflon surfaces. Additionally, bacteriophages will be selected to withstand drying to facilitate a lasting effect within the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Lisa Bielke
Senior Scientist
4795279763
lisa.bielke@biodetection-instruments.com

Business Contact:

Calvin Goforth
President
4795712592
cgoforth@virtual-incubation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BIODETECTION INSTRUMENTS, LLC
535 W. Research Ctr. Blvd. Suite 135, M/S 300 Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID: 113682219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.
Research Office
Cleveland, OH 44106
Contact: Cynthia Case
Contact Phone: (216) 368-5525
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university