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CONDUCTANCE BIOSENSOR FOR DETECTING MICROORGANISMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15731
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15731
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SURMODICS, INC.
SURMODICS, INC. 9924 W 74TH ST EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CONDUCTANCE BIOSENSOR FOR DETECTING MICROORGANISMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,397.00
 

Abstract:

A PROJECT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A BIOSENSOR FOR MEASURING PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS IN WATER BY MEASURING CHANGES IN CONDUCTANCE ACROSS MICROPOROUS, POLYCARBONATE MEMBRANE COATE WITH SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES. THE MEMBRANES WILL BE COATED WITH HYDROPHILIC POLYMERS USING PHOTOCHEMICAL COUPLING. ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR THE ANALYTE WILL THEN BE COUPLED TO THE POLYMER-COATED MEMBRANES PRIMARILY IN THE PORES. THE COATING AND IMMOBILIZATION METHODS ARE DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE NONSPECIFIC ADSORPTION OF PROTEINS AND TO STABILIZE THE ANTIBODY. THE PURPOSE IS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THIS TECHNIQUE CAN BE USED TO RAPIDLY AND SENSITIVELY DETECT MICROBIAL AGENTS IN CLINICAL SAMPLES. THIS TECHNIQUE WILL FIRST BE DEVELOPED FOR DETECTING E. COLI IN WATER SAMPLES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Melvin J Swanson
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bio-metric Systems Inc
9924 W Seventy-fourth St Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No