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Company Information:

Company Name: Seacoast Science, Inc.
City: Carlsbad
State: CA
Zip+4: 92011-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (858) 449-2151

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,241,181.00 24
SBIR Phase II $6,717,472.39 9
STTR Phase I $319,999.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,500,000.00 2

Award List:

Detection of Drugs/Narcotics and Processing Components Using

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Todd Mlsna, President and CTO
Award Amount: $69,717.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science proposes to fabricate a detector that meets all the requirements to serve as a system for sniffing out illicit drug processing laboratories. The system includes a chemical sensor array selective and sensitive to the volatile chemicals commonly used in drug synthesis, a radio for… More

A New Low-Power MEMS Sensor for Atmospheric CO2 Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Patel, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,897.00
Abstract:
75232-Low power, low cost carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors are needed to monitor the global carbon cycle, especially for particular exchanges of carbon from man-made and natural sources. The sensors must be small and lightweight in order to be compatible with flight in balloonsondes. This project will… More

Badge-Sized Sensor System with Integrated Chemicapacitive Technology and Pattern Recognition Algorithm for Chemical Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Patel, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
76093-Because chemical mixtures are so prevalent in the process industries, more accurate monitoring and process control of these mixtures could provide reduced waste and better efficiency. Therefore, the chemical industries require low cost chemical sensors for monitoring and detecting these… More

MEMS Chemicapacitive Sensor System for the Detection of Low Vapor Pressure TICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Todd E. Mlsna, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science proposes to fabricate a detector system for the detection and identification of Low Vapor Pressure (LVP) Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICS). The proposed system will include a Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) chemical sensor array, sampling pump and a MEMS stacked hotplate… More

Detection of Drugs/Narcotics and Processing Components Using

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Todd Mlsna, President
Award Amount: $729,928.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science Inc. has provided proof-of-concept technical results and assembled several demonstration prototypes that detect drug lab chemicals for delivery to program managers. Proposed Phase II advanced prototype detector systems consist of a chemicapacitor sensor array, a radio for wireless… More

MEMS Based Chemicapacitor Sensor for Detection of Low Vapor Pressure Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Todd E. Mlsna, President – (858) 623-9506
Award Amount: $749,560.39
Abstract:
Seacoast Science will continue Phase I efforts and fabricate a system for detection and identification of Low Vapor Pressure (LVP) Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICS). The proposed system will include a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) chemical sensor array, sampling pump and a MEMS… More

A New Low-Power MEMS Sensor for Atmospheric CO2 Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Patel, Dr.
Award Amount: $743,202.00
Abstract:
75232S Low power, low cost carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors are needed to monitor the global carbon cycle, in particular for the exchange of carbon from man-made and natural sources. The sensors must be small and lightweight in order to be compatible with flight in balloonsondes. This project will… More

SBIR Phase I: Toxic Mold Sniffer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Debra A. Mlsna, Dr
Award Amount: $99,040.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a MEMS sensor array for use in a small, battery operated system to detect chemicals commonly produced by toxic molds. Most mold related health problems result from exposure to Stachybotrys, a fungus, which causes the "sick… More

Shipping Container Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Patel, VP of Research
Award Amount: $98,856.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science will fabricate a detector that meets the requirements for detecting the presence of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) or explosive materials in shipping containers. The proposed system will include a single-chip microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) chemical sensor array, selective… More

Wireless Decontamination Gas Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Todd Misna, President and CIO
Award Amount: $66,204.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science proposes to fabricate a detector that will monitor the presence and concentration of two chemicals commonly used for building decontamination. Ultimately this program will yield a small, rugged, lightweight, low-power system designed for continuous unattended operation or handhel… More

Continuous Hypergolic Monitor Network for Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Todd Mlsna, President
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science proposes to fabricate a flexible detector system that meets all the requirements to serve as a detector of hypergolic propellants for missile defense applications. The system includes a chemical sensor array optimized for hypergolic fuels and oxidizers, a motion detector, a radio… More

Agile robot-based rapid detection of hazardous chemical and biological agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Hobson, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project involves the development of an agile robot-based comprehensive sensor system by the synergistic combination of a novel sensor/preconcentrator technology, a microelectrochemical immunoassay sensor array and a rugged, field-tested robotic… More

SBIR Phase II: Toxic Mold Sniffer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Debra A. Mlsna, Dr
Award Amount: $471,421.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a small, battery-powered sensor for the detection of toxic chemicals produced by molds responsible for "sick building syndrome," and for the detection of such toxic molds in infested buildings. The company's MEMS… More

An Inexpensive MEMS-Based Pesticide Detector for Long-Term Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Todd Mlsna, President and Technical Officer
Award Amount: $79,923.00
Abstract:
Pesticides are a continuing source and significant contributor to decreases in air quality. Most pesticides create risk to humans, animals, or the environment by causing health problems, such as birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and effects that might manifest themselves in the future. Accurate… More

HandheldMEMS-based Detector of Toxins and Toxigenic Organisms Indicative of Harmful Algal Bloom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Stephen T. Hobson, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science proposes the extension of our MEMS-based sensor technology to provide near real-time detection, identification and quantification of toxins and toxigenic organisms indicative of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) in drinking water to provide administrators the… More

Small Molecule Vapor Chemical Detection System using a low power and low cost MEMS based chemiresistor sensing Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen T. Hobson, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science, Inc. (SCS) proposes the research and development of polymers and materials for the rapid and sensitive detection of low molecular weight toxic industrial compounds (TICs) and other compounds of interest. These sensitive materials will be selected from a broad class of linear,… More

STTR PhaseI: Continuous Monitoring Of Volatile Organic Compounds During Kiln Drying With The MEMS Chemical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Mississippi State
Principal Investigator: Todd E. Mlsna, Dr
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Rubin H. Shmalsky
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Project focuses on the development of a monitor for volatile organic compounds released during wood processing. A MEMS detector system that can continuously monitor pollutants during wood processing will be developed. The program proposed here… More

Speciation, Identification and Quantification of Atmospheric Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, Vice President of Research
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate speciation and measurement of the composition of air environments in Navy submersibles is vital to crew safety and health. This proposal focuses on the development of a detection system specifically for collection, speciation, identification and quantification of gas phase chemicals found… More

Carbosilane Organocatalysts for CWA Neutralization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen T. Hobson, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science (SCS) proposes to synthesize and characterize carbosilanes as organocatalysts for the neutralization of CWAs. After selection of starting materials to cover available chemical space and optimization of reaction conditions, these carbosilane organocatalyst will be synthesized in a… More

Low-Cost Electronic Nose for Groundwater Contaminants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $97,690.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Several US agencies and regulators require low-cost chemical sensors for detecting and monitoring environmental clean-up, remediation, and decommissioning processes where groundwater may be contaminated. The sensors mus t be capable of detecting contaminants in… More

Agile robot-based rapid detection of hazardous chemical and biological agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen T. Hobson, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project represents a leap forward in the protection of medical personnel on the battlefield by the development of an agile robot-based comprehensive sensor system for the remote evaluation of casualties for hazards such as chemical (CWAs and… More

REAL TIME FEEDBACK CONTROL OF BIOMASS GASIFICATION TO BIOFUELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Mississippi State University
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, VP of Research
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Todd Mlsna
Abstract:
Biomass gasification is a very efficient method for extracting energy from many different types of organic materials. It is a process that converts once living organic materials into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Biomass gasification techniques can be employed on a wide variety of feedstock to… More

Orthogonal Chip Based Electronic Sensors for Chemical Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Todd E. Mlsna, President and CTO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: William C. Trogler
Abstract:
Recent years have seen a shift in threats to US national security. Today increasing focus for national security is management of terrorist activities. Deliberately exposing a civilian population to chemicals and explosives to cause harm represents a looming terrorist threat. Early detection and… More

Multifunctional Sensor System for Search and Rescue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate threat detection is required by workers in search-and-rescue and disaster relief operations. These threats come from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) agents as well as electrical hazardous and air quality threats. This proposal focuses on the development of… More

Imprinted Polymer Nanoparticles for Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen T. Hobson
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project consists of fundamental research into molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) nanoparticles to act as sensing points in novel detection system for explosives. The system is based upon MIP nanoparticles deposited upon a MEMS-based chemicapacitive… More

Atmospheric Aerosol Analysis using Lightweight Mini GC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The major components of manmade aerosols are created by the burning of coal and oil. These aerosols are recognized to have a significant climatic impact through their effects on solar and terrestrial radiation. The accurate speciation and measurement of the composition of these aerosols is an… More

Orthogonal Chip Based Electronic Sensors for Chemical Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, Vice President of Research
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Carlos D. Molina J.D.
Abstract:
Recent years have seen a shift in threats to US national security. Today increasing focus for national security is management of terrorist activities. Deliberately exposing a civilian population to chemicals and explosives to cause harm represents a looming terrorist threat. Early detection and… More

Multifunctional Sensor System for Search and Rescue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, Vice President of Researc – (760) 268-0083
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate threat detection is required by workers in search-and-rescue and disaster relief operations. These threats come from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) agents as well as electrical hazardous and air quality threats. This proposal focuses on furthering the… More

Orthogonal Chip Based Electronic Sensors for Chemical Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel – (760) 268-0083
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Carlos D. Molina J.D.
Abstract:
Recent years have seen a shift in threats to US national security. Today increasing focus for national security is management of terrorist activities. Deliberately exposing a civilian population to chemicals and explosives to cause harm represents a looming terrorist threat. Early detection and… More

Point-of-care Testing for Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Intoxication in an Emergency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Marcel Benz – 760-268-0083
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal focuses on the development of a high-speed chromatographic analysis system based on a chemical sensor array that is specialized for the detection of ethanol and narcotics. The core technology is a miniature… More

Atmospheric Aerosol Analysis using Lightweight Mini GC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marcel Benz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The major components of manmade aerosols are created by the burning of coal and oil. Aerosols are recognized to significantly impact the climate through their effects on solar and terrestrial radiation. Accurate speciation and measurement of aerosol composition is an important first step in… More

Low-Cost Electronic Nose for Groundwater Contaminants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel – 760-268-0083
Award Amount: $991,563.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Several US agencies and regulators require low-cost chemical sensors for detecting and monitoring environmental clean-up, remediation, and decommissioning processes where groundwater may be contaminated. The sensors must be capable of detecting contaminants in… More

Embedded Chemical Sensor for Health Monitoring of Double-Base Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Tolley, Sr. Scientist – (760) 268-0083
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, the Military lacks the capability to monitor solid rocket motors for potentially lethal aging or handling-induced defects. The proposed research will provide the Military with embeddable chemical sensor arrays to identify defects occurring after manufacturing of the motors. Conventional… More

Chemical sensing patch with woven conductive fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel, CTO – (760) 268-0083
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR, Seacoast Science proposes to develop a chemical sensor array based on conductive fibers and chemically sensitive materials that are compatible with being woven into a patch. The use of flexible circuitry and conductive fibers to interconnect the sensing sites to the readout… More

The Development of a Malodorous Tactical Munition to Disperse Humans from an Enclosed Area

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Landis, Sr. Research Scientist – (760) 268-0083
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for newer and safer technologies to reduce human injuries or death during the use of non-lethal force in rooms, prison cells, ocean vessels or other enclosed areas to disperse people. In enclosed areas, modern riot control agents (RCAs) cannot readily escape and… More

Unattended Vapor Intrusion Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sanjay V. Patel – 760-268-0083
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The US EPA estimates there are over 450,000 of these contaminated sites in the US. The cost to perform measurements stems primarily from the labor involved in placing and replacing the passive sorbent tubes used to collect vapor samples. Analysis of these … More

Point-of-care Testing for Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Intoxication in an Emergency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Marcel Benz – 760-268-0083
Award Amount: $951,798.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal focuses on the development of a small-sized, portable, point-of-contact analytical instrument; a screening tool for the simultaneous detection of alcohol and narcotics. The core technology is a miniature… More

Thermo-focusing Chromatography - High Sensitivity Chromatography for Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: William Tolley – (760) 268-0083
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
Seacoast Science will license, for the purpose of technology transfer, the NIST patent “Recirculating Temperature Wave Focusing Chromatography,” with the goal of successfully implementing the method into a unique, low-cost gas chromatograph for environmental pollution monitoring. In the U.S.,… More