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BIOMICROSENSOR TECHOLOGY: A PROTEIN COATED PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2413
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2413
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Universal Sensors, Inc.
5258 Veterans Blvd., Suite D Metairie, LA 70006
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: BIOMICROSENSOR TECHOLOGY: A PROTEIN COATED PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
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 EVENT INTO AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL, USING A SURFACE MODIFIED WITH A BIOMATERIAL, PROVIDING A METHOD FOR AMPLIFICATION (DUE TO THE HIGH TURNOVER NUMBER OF THE PROTEIN) TO 1,000,000 OR BETTER, AND A DETECTOR THAT OPERATES WITHOUT LIQUID FLOW.THE DETECTOR, AND EACH ABSORBENT, WILL BE EVALUATED WITH RESPECT TO SENSITIVITY AND LINEARITY OF RESPONSE, SPEED OF RESPONSE, ACCURACY, LIMIT OF DETECTION, EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE, SELECTIVITY OF RESPONSE, SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN, REVERSIBILITY AND STABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr George G Guilbault
5046460379

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Universal Sensors
Po Box 736 New Orleans, LA 70148

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