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Development of an Inexpensive, Rapid and Highly Sensitive Perchlorate…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90476
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-00289
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technova Corporation
3927 Dobie Road Okemos, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Development of an Inexpensive, Rapid and Highly Sensitive Perchlorate Nanobiosensor
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,929.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed project focuses on development of an inexpensive and field-ready device for rapid detection of perchlorate in water and soil with high sensitivity and selectivity at low LoD. Phase I will result in a field-ready perchlorate nanobiosensor, with 1 ppb LoD. This device will dramatically lower the time and cost of perchlorate analysis. The proposed biosensor will be suitable for field use, laboratory analysis and on line monitoring, which facilitates cost-effective and convenient monitoring of perchlorate in groundwater, soil, drinking-water, food and beverages. In addition, the biosensor will be useable by breast feeding mothers for milk evaluation at home. It will thus contribute towards improvement of public health. In addition, the conducting polymer NW and NT arrays proposed in this project would have many applications beyond a perchlorate biosensor; the conducting polymer nano-arrays to be developed and investigated in the proposed project would serve as a protocol for other biosensor applications.

Principal Investigator:

Jue Lu
Research Scientist
5174851402
juelu@technovacorp.com

Business Contact:

Faranjis Jamzadeh
Vice President
5174851402
tchnv@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOVA CORPORATION
3927 DOBIE RD Okemos, MI 48864

EIN/Tax ID: 383591989
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No