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Label-Free In-Situ Biofilm Analysis (LIBA) System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94426
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91207
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ChromoLogic LLC
180 N Vinedo Ave Pasadena, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Label-Free In-Situ Biofilm Analysis (LIBA) System
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85302
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The DOE is interested in new instrumentation that can be used to reveal the function roles in biofilms with depth and to identify non-cellular biofilm constituents. Current instrumentation techniques are often destructive and/or prohibitively expensive, and no instruments are capable of real-time in situ biofilm characterization. This project will develop a new technology for the in situ real-time characterization of the functional and compositional properties of a biofilm with depth, as it develops and matures in time. The approach is based on the integration of a novel, label-free optical detection method that uses established spectroscopic techniques. In Phase I a laboratory prototype of the portable biofilm analyzing system will be designed, fabricated, tested, and benchmarked against current analytical tools, in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The label-free platform, with its compact fiber-optic coupling, would enable the study and control of biofilms in their native environment, including underground and underwater environments. A better understanding of biofilms would aid in the engineering of enhanced soil remediation and biological carbon sequestration. In addition, a better understanding of antibiotic resistant biofilms would allow the pharmaceutical industry to develop compounds for the control or mitigation of bacterial infections

Principal Investigator:

Naresh Menon
Dr.
6263819974
nmenon@chromologic.com

Business Contact:

Naresh Menon
Dr.
6263819974
nmenon@chromologic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Chromologic, Llc
133 N. Altadena Drive #307 Pasadena, CA 91107

EIN/Tax ID: 203048938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No