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Nanosensor Cartridge for Bioagent Detection within Geospatial Networked Motes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92008
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-169-0075
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Nanosensor Cartridge for Bioagent Detection within Geospatial Networked Motes
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W912HZ-09-C-0046
Award Amount: $119,954.00
 

Abstract:

Detection of biological warfare agents in a real-world setting is an increasingly urgent problem. Many of the current state-of-the-art sensors are aqueous based and require large biomolecules, such as antibodies, to achieve binding of the target molecule and subsequent reporting of the binding event. These technical hurdles are a drawback when considering deployment of these technologies to a battlefield situation. Here, we propose a sensor that is based on short peptide sequences that act as ligands for the target(s) of interest. Due to their small size, these ligands are not susceptible to conformational instability and the sensors should have a long lifetime even when deployed. Additionally, the sensor incorporates an exponential amplification of the output signal when the target of interest binds, effectively eliminating the background and false positive results.

Principal Investigator:

Melanie M. Tomczak
Research Scientist
9374266900
mtomczak@ues.com

Business Contact:

Bryce W. Skinn
Business Relations Manager
9374266900
bskinn@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No