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Company Information:

Company Name: Universal Sensors, Inc.
City: Metairie
State: LA
Zip+4: 70006
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $814,866.00 16
SBIR Phase II $1,388,608.00 6

Award List:

LOW-COST GAS SENSORS FOR ALCOHOL DETECTION.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Wen s. young , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $37,000.00
Abstract:
Low-cost gas sensors for alcohol detection. the sensor characteristics to be studied include sensitivity, interference, and stability, etc. the best sensor will be chosen to incorporate with a simple electronic module. the device will be equipped with an audio alarm and a relay output. in case the… More

SMALL SIZED, CONTINUOUS MONITORING PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL OR SAW DETECTORS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR DETECTION OF COF OF CONTRABAND DRUGS USING IMMOBILIZED ANTIBODIES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,685.00
Abstract:
Small sized, continuous monitoring piezoelectric crystal or saw detectors will be developed for detection of cof of contraband drugs using immobilized antibodies. monitors will be designed that are (1) specific for one drug and (2) general detectors for any of several drugs that might be present.… More

STABILIZATION OF BIOMATERIALS - NEW TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr George G Guilbault
Award Amount: $49,262.00

BIOMICROSENSOR TECHOLOGY: A PROTEIN COATED PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr George G Guilbault
Award Amount: $49,806.00

RADID, NOVEL METHODS FOR SENSING PROTEIN AND PROTEIN QUALITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,625.00

RADID, NOVEL METHODS FOR SENSING PROTEIN AND PROTEIN QUALITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $218,822.00
Abstract:
Novel and rapid assay procedures will be developed for the determination of total protein quality of foods. for total protein, a specific electrode will be developed that will effect a (5min) hydrolysis of protein to l-tyrosine, f followed by a specific l-tyrosine assay. for protein q quality,… More

A TOTALLY SPECIFIC, HIGHLY SENSITIVE, RAPID RESPONDING, ACCURATE, AND REPRODUCIBLE PHOSPHATE ELECTRODE PROBE WILL BEDEVELOPED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dr george g guilbault , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A totally specific, highly sensitive, rapid responding, accurate, and reproducible phosphate electrode probe will bedeveloped. it will be based on the use of enzyme systems. the enzymes acid or alkaline phosphatase and glucose oxidasewill be coimmobilized onto an oxygen or peroxide sensor; this will… More

BIOMICROSENSOR TECHOLOGY: A PROTEIN COATED PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr George G Guilbault
Award Amount: $175,000.00
Abstract:
Protein absorbents (enzymes and antibodies) will be placed as coatings on the piezoelectric crystal, and the device will be evaluated as a possible detector for identification and assay of these agents. this exploratory development will thus focus on a novel method for transduction of a recognition… More

STABILIZATION OF BIOMATERIALS - NEW TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr George G Guilbault
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Innovative methods for stabilization, immobilization and regeneration of enzymes, antibodies and related biomaterials will be developed. documented stabilization procedures and prototypes of stabilized bioactive membranes useful for continuous use as well as for singleuse disposable assays will be… More

PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL PERSONAL MONITORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Piezoelectric crystal detectors will be developed as personal monitors which can be used to detect exposure to toxic compounds indoors, at work-place sites. crystals willbe coated with selective adsorbents for the pollutants to beassayed. detection of ppb concentrations, either continuously or as a… More

PASSIVE PIEZOELECTRIC HYDROGEN CHLORIDE MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ahmad A Suleiman
Award Amount: $49,964.00
Abstract:
Several absorbents will be used as coatings for piezoelectric crystal monitors and the performance of the device for the identification and determination of hcl gas will be evaluated. the detector, and each absorbent will be evaluated with respect to sensitivity, selectivity, accuracy, simplicity of… More

ELECTRODE PROBES FOR THE RAPID ASSAY OF SEAFOOD TOXICANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David D Cunningham
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
Electrode probes will be developed for the rapid assay of seafood toxins (e.g., paralytic shellfish poison and ciguatoxin) in complex samples such as fin and shellfish. the enzyme immunochemical tests will be extremely specific, considerably reducing sample clean-up requirements. immobilization of… More

GAS PHASE BIOSENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: George G Guilbault , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Research on gas phase biosensors is proposed, leading to the development of highly specific, ultra sensitive detectors for inorganic and organic substances in the gaseous phase. these sensors will utilize bioadsorbents as coatings on 9 mhz piezoelectric crystals, to form continuous responding… More

NON-INVASIVE ALCOHOL PROBE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,905.00

FIBER-OPTIC BIOSENSORS IN FOOD ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Ahmad Suleiman
Award Amount: $49,995.00

NON-INVASIVE ALCOHOL PROBE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $301,207.00
Abstract:
A noninvasive alcohol sensor will be developed, based on the saliva measurement of alcohol with an enzyme-based sensor. the base probe will be an amperometric hydrogen peroxide or oxygen electrode that is covered with a limitingmembrane containing alcohol oxidase. the sensor will be tested, first… More

FIBER-OPTIC BIOSENSORS IN FOOD ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Ahmad Suleiman
Award Amount: $170,000.00
Abstract:
Small, reliable and accurate fiber-optic biosensors will be designed and developed for the determination of hydrogen peroxide, sulfite and other compounds of importance in various agricultural and food products such as milk, feed, fresh and/or frozen vegetables, etc. these probes will be constructed… More

MICROELECTRODES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF NEUROREGULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Glenn J Lubrano
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MICROELECTRODES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF NEUROREGULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Glenn J Lubrano
Award Amount: $323,579.00
Abstract:
Over the last 20 years, many neuroregulators have been identified and significant progress has been made in identifying the molecular basis of neurotransmission. the in vivo dynamics of several neurochemical events have been monitored using amperometric microelectrodes, but this approach is hindered… More

BIOSENSORS FOR RAPID DETECTION OF SEAFOOD TOXINS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr Graham Ramsay
Award Amount: $35,000.00
Abstract:
In phase 1 an electrochemical immunobiosensor will be developed for inexpensive, rapid, in-field detection of brevetoxins in fish tissue and marine samples. the biosensor will be comprised of a working electrode covered with immobilized antigen and a reference electrode, both mounted in a syringe… More

Rapid Detection of Aflatoxin B1 with Reusable Immunochemical Optrodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $54,939.00
Abstract:
Fiber optic measurement of aflatoxins will be performed suing optrodes specific for aflatoxin. One optrode will consist of aflatoxin linked by adsorption or immobilized by sulfhydryl groups on the tip of a fiber optic bundle. For determination of aflatoxin using immobilized F(ab') antibody, the… More

In Field Detection of Biologicals in Human Whole Blood Serum, Saliva and Urine Using PAN Coated Quartz Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Carter
Award Amount: $98,686.00
Abstract:
Universal Sensors, Inc., proposes to create piezoelectric biosensors for the detection of either antigen or antibody in human whole blood, serum, saliva or urine. These sensors will be based on capture immunoassay techniques which will show specific binding of the followeing: 1) ricin onto… More