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Autonomous, Unattended, Reagentless Biological Agent Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
74252
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C051-111-0124
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
689 Odlin Road Bangor, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Autonomous, Unattended, Reagentless Biological Agent Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911SR-05-C-0041
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to investigate the feasability of a unique sampling method that will lead to the development of a reagentless infrared (IR) based BW agent detection system. The current JPBDS uses lateral flow immunoassay technology as the final step in detecting bioagents, and has a detection limit of 10^5 spores/ml[ref 1]. Preliminary data from our infrared approach indicates a minimum detection limit of 1-2 orders in magnitude lower than these hand held assays. In collaboration with the JSAWM program, we are developing an IR spectroscopic method for chemical agent detection. Clearly there is an attraction for using the same platform for chemical and biological agent detection. The challenge for realization of an IR based bio-detection system is to develop the sampling methodology that will enable concentration of aerosol and water based BW agents in order to achieve the high sensitivity and speed of response.

Principal Investigator:

Luke D. Doucette
Research Scientist
2075813358
luke_doucette@umit.maine.edu

Business Contact:

Luke D. Doucette
Treasurer & Secretary
2075813358
luke_doucette@umit.maine.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORONO SPECTRAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
20 Godfrey Drive Orono, ME 04473

EIN/Tax ID: 201477938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No