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Company Information:

Name: Scientific Methods, Inc.
Address: 12441 Beckley St.
Granger, IN 46530
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (574) 277-4078

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $289,846.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,209,411.00 4

Award List:

Development of a Simple, Quantitative Kit to Test Vegetables and Fruits for Evidence of Fecal Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu
Award Amount: $79,917.00
Abstract:
Foodborne outbreaks of infectious disease have been associated with the contamination of fresh produce by infectious microorganisms such as hepatitis A virus. However, the indicator microorganisms currently used to assess the level of contamination in fresh produce are limited to bacterial… More

Development of a Novel Virus Capture System Using Positively Charged Silica Matrix

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu, Director of Operations
Award Amount: $69,930.00
Abstract:
The need for a simple, reliable, efficient, and inexpensive virus capture system is an essential step for detecting viruses, such as adenoviruses, caliciviruses, coxsackieviruses and echoviruses in Contaminant Candidate List 2 (CCL@), in water supplies. The currenly available methods are… More

Development of a Simple, Quantitative Kit to Test Vegetables and Fruits for Evidence of Fecal Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most vulnerable sectors in the food industry includes "ready-to-eat" fruits and vegetables that may be consumed without peeling, pasteurization, or cooking. Increases in the year-round consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables that are out of season in the United States, coupled with the… More

Development of a Novel Virus Capture System Using Positively Charged Silica Matrix

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu, Director of Operations
Award Amount: $343,486.00
Abstract:
The Phase II goals aim to build upon the successful feasibility study completed during Phase I study and to complete the research required to commercialize the functionalized silica beads for virus detection and point-of use treatment applications. The primary Phase II objectives are aimed at… More

Automated Sample Collection and Concentration System for Multiple Pathogens in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu, Director of Operations
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research project is to develop a simple, rapid and highly automated sample collection system that will concentrate a broad range of pathogens simultaneously. The system will integrate continuous flow centrifugation with an innovative positively charged filter so that large (i.e.… More

Automated Sample Collection and Concentration System for Multiple Pathogens in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu, Director of Operations
Award Amount: $344,938.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research project is to develop a simple, rapid and highly automated sample collection system that will concentrate a broad range of pathogens simultaneously. The system will integrate continuous flow centrifugation (CFC) with an innovative positively charged filter so that large… More

Rapid Concentration of Viruses from Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Fu-Chih Hsu, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In the U.S., several high profile outbreaks of waterborne illness during the past 15 years have highlighted the need for solutions to drinking water contamination. Several recent studies suggest that approximately 20% of the surface and ground source waters in the U.S. are contaminated with… More

Rapid Concentration of Viruses from Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Choi-lok R. Wong
Award Amount: $224,987.00
Abstract:
In the United States, several high profile outbreaks of waterborne illness during the past 15 years have highlighted the need for a solution to drinking water contamination. Several recent studies suggest that approximately 20 percent of surface and ground source waters in the United States are… More