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Biological Threat Identification Employing Force Amplified Biosensor Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
40389
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40389
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporat
6800 Burleson Road Building 320 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Biological Threat Identification Employing Force Amplified Biosensor Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a highly sensitive point pathogen detection system based on Force Amplified Biosensor (FAB) technology. Similar to Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). FAB employs a greatly simplified AFM configuration to measure intermolecular interactions. By employing immobilized antibodies and very small, well characterized, magnetic beads, extremely high sensitivity and specificity can be achieved. Further this proposed sensor will expand on the FAB technology by using the force required to break the bonds in the immunoassay as either a discriminant or as an additional selective feature in determining the type of pathogen. The final system will be controlled by a microprocessor and will be designed to be compact and portable. A low volume air sampler will be all that is necessary because of the use of the novel highly sensitive FAB technology coupled with the additional selectivity of bond-force-discrimination.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Durrett, Ph.d.
5123061100

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Systems & Processes
P.O. Box 162487 Austin, TX 78716

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