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SBIR Phase I: Novel Biological Aerosol Detector

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63311
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0320211
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-3102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase I: Novel Biological Aerosol Detector
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0320211
Award Amount: $99,945.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to investigate a novel technology concept, time-resolved, integrated laser-induced fluorescence, for the detection of airborne microbes. Some present detectors function poorly in the presence of diesel fumes or other pollutants, limiting their utility in urban areas. This novel detection device will not be susceptible to pollutant interference and would be simpler and less expensive than present detectors. Proof of concept requires measurement of fluorescence parameters for urban pollutants that are presently unknown so that the chosen parameters for biological aerosols can be shown to be distinctive. The commercial applications of this project include detection of pathogens in homes, hotels, offices, and in the food distribution system.

Principal Investigator:

William Barney

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

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