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SBIR Phase I: Silicon-based Biosensor for Bioagent Detection

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76725
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0441411
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: SBIR Phase I: Silicon-based Biosensor for Bioagent Detection
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0441411
Award Amount: $99,977.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a prototype porous silicon biosensor that will be useful for rapidly distinguishing the molecular fingerprint of a wide variety of pathogenic bacteria. Remediation of biothreat agents is dependent on the use of versatile, low cost, widely dispersible biosensors that can assess or monitor threat levels in a given environment. The proposed device will address these needs because it will be manufactured from low cost materials (i.e. silicon wafers), with nano-structured pores that can be utilized as both the capture material and reporter moiety. The commercial application of this project will be in bio-defense and in clinical diagnostics for detection of pathogenic organisms.

Principal Investigator:

James G. Moe
Dr
2125680365
jmoe@q-rna.com

Business Contact:

Mark C. Little
Mr
7812756000
mlittle@spirecorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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