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Aptamer-SPR technique and device for high sensitivity and high specificity of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94756
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1011073
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB010.1-004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Aptamer-SPR technique and device for high sensitivity and high specificity of explosives detection (ASPRED)
Agency: DHS
Contract: N10PC20204
Award Amount: $99,941.91
 

Abstract:

A joint effort by several US military offices aims to create hand held platforms that will enable the real time detection and quantitation of a threat. Detection of explosives in the gas phase presents an extreme advantage for various homeland security applications and operations. However, direct detection of explosives in trace quantities in the air presents an extremely difficult problem due to potentially high aerial dilution of the vapors, unless the agent is collected from the air and concentrated in a liquid.  To advance the state-of-the-art in in-air detection of explosives, Infoscitex Corporation (IST) proposes the development of a detection system based on an aptameric detection mechanism. Infoscitex will apply novel methods for isolation of aerially active aptamers in conjunction with ICX Technologies, Inc. to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a versatile, high affinity, highly reliable explosives sensor.  

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Gilman
7818901338
vgilman@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Cheryl Beecher
7818901338
cbeecher@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Company
303 BEAR HILL RD WALTHAM, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No