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Multi-Zone Flow Through Membrane and Reagents for Onsite Detection of Domoic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88193
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07-38
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mercury Science Inc.
4802 Glendarion Drive Durham, NC 27713-8025
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Multi-Zone Flow Through Membrane and Reagents for Onsite Detection of Domoic Acid
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-07-CN-0170
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need for a simple, affordable method for measuring domoic acid in the field. This project will develop a rapid, onsite kit for domoic acid featuring a filter membrane that produces a readable color response without need for instrumentation. The filter membrane contains three or more zones with different assay characteristics in close proximity. These zones will indicate different concentrations of domoic acid by a variation in color intensity on the membrane. A modified inkjet printer will be used for the low cost production of immunoassay membranes. Phase I will focus on: 1) Production of two or more anti-domoic acid antibodies with different detection limits. 2) Use of a modified inkjet printer to deposit controlled quantities of antibodies in precise zones on a membrane. 3) Demonstration of domoic acid detection on these membranes Phase II will incorporate the membranes into a commercially available onsite test kit.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas N. Stewart
President
9194930688
tom@mercuryscience.com

Business Contact:

Thomas N. Stewart
President
9194930688
tom@mercuryscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mercury Science, Inc.
4802 Glendarion Drive Durham, NC 27713

EIN/Tax ID: 561927839
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No