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BIOMICROSENSOR TECHNOLOGY: DEVELOPMENT OF SAW MASS DETECTOR DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2369
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2369
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Integrated Chemical Sensors
44 Mechanic St Newton, MA 02164
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: BIOMICROSENSOR TECHNOLOGY: DEVELOPMENT OF SAW MASS DETECTOR DEVICES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $185,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM WILL BE TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SAW-BASED CHEMICAL SENSORS (BIONS) PROPRIETARY TO ICS BY DEVELOPMENTS IN SURFACE AREA ENHANCEMENT, SURFACE COATING, RECEPTOR MOLECULE BINDING, INTERFACE ELECTRONICS AND EXPERIENCE WITH SAMPLES OF KNOWN UTILITY. WE WILL ALSO BRING THE SENSOR/INTERFACE UNITS CLOSER TO A COMMERCIALLY USEFUL DESIGN. THE EFFORT WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF CHEMICAL AND ELECTRONIC SKILLS TO MODIFY THE SYSTEMS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO REDUCE NOISE AND IMPROVE GENERAL PERFORMANCE. PROTOTYPE SAW TRANSDUCERS HAVE BEEN BUILT THAT ARE CAPABLE OF SENSING AND QUANTITATING VARIOUS CHEMICALS IN LIQUIDS. THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING PATENTED. THE DEVICES ARE CURRENTLY ABLE TO QUANTITATIVELY MEASURE ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY INTERACTIONS AND OTHER RECEPTOR-LIKE STRUCTURES USING THE MASS CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH MODULATIONS OF SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVES. A PROPRIETARY METHODOLOGY FOR TREATING THE SURFACES OF PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS THAT ENABLES THE CRYSTALS TO BE USED FOR DIRECT ANALYSIS OF SPECIFIC LIGANDS IN LIQUID ENVIRONMENTS WILL BE IMPROVED AND EXTENDED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Glenn Bastiaans
4098458155

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Integrated Chemical Sensors
44 Mechanic St Newton, MA 02164

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