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Company Information:

Company Name: VEGRANDIS, LLC
City: FAYETTEVILLE
State: AR
Zip+4: 72701
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 $1,015,937.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,345,000.00 3
STTR Phase I $350,000.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,292,178.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase II: An Automated Water Pathogen Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop an automated instrument for rapid and specific detection of waterborne pathogens in municipal water supplies using methods combining immunoassay with electrochemistry. Although the disposable cartridges for this… More

Rapid and Sensitive Electrochemical-Based Method for Improved Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Ingrid Fritsch
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Cryptosporidium parvum, a waterborne pathogen, is a serious threat to the Nation¿s water supply. It does not respond to common antibiotics and resists water purification treatments. It is of interest to not only monitor C. parvum oocysts in drinking water, but also to study their fate in the… More

SBIR Phase I: Microelectrochemical Assays for Malaria Parasites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project is to develop an electrochemical detection method for analysis of liver stage plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites, with the intent of eliminating interferences, while achieving speed and sensitivity. The commercial… More

SBIR Phase II: An Automated Water Pathogen Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Dr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop an automated instrument for rapid and specific detection of waterborne pathogens in municipal water supplies using methods combining immunoassay with electrochemistry. Although the disposable cartridges for this… More

A Hybrid Pathogen Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Cryptosporidium parvum, a protozoan parasite that invades the gastrointestial system, is a serious threat to the nation's water supply. Assays for pathogen using self-contained microelectrochemical detection are desirable because precise detection can be performed with simple instrumentation on… More

SBIR Phase I: A Rapid Proteomic Biometric Instrument for Detecting Exposure to Biowarfare Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will use a novel self-contained micro-electrochemical detection technology to measure the human protein response to specific biological agents. The end result will be an embedded computer controlled, automated, hand held device that… More

SBIR Phase II: Microelectrochemical Assays for Malaria Parasites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Dr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on the development of an automated, high-throughput, sensitive and specific assay for the micorelectrochemical detection of malaria parasites. The use of microelectrochemical assay will allow for the detection of malarial… More

A Hybrid Pathogen Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $345,000.00
Abstract:
Cryptosoridium is a resilient waterborne protozoan pathogen that caused gastrointestinal disease and is one of five major causes for 5 million deaths each year worldwide. Recently, a Cryptosoridium outbreak has sickened more than 1,700 people, mostly children and teenagers in New York. … More

STTR Phase I: Microelectrochemical Detection for Multiple Allergens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of AR
Principal Investigator: Zoraida Aguilar, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ingrid Fritsch
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a self-contained microelectrochemical assay array for simultaneous and quantitative detection of allergens in dust such as dust mites, cat dander, and cockroach allergens. Allergies cause illness and disabilities that affect… More

STTR Phase I: Carbon Nanopipettes Fabrication and Commercial Applicationsýýýýfor Electrochemical Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of PA
Principal Investigator: Chamika E. Wansapura, Dr
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Haim H. Bau
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to develop a novel and commercially scalable method for fabricating integrated carbon nanopipes (nanopipettes). The carbon nanopipettes (CNP) have a wide variety of potential applications both for liquid delivery and as nanoelectrodes… More

Carbon Nanopipette ElectroProbe in Cell-Electrophysiology Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Chamika Wansapura
Award Amount: $200,207.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The main goal of this Phase I SBIR project is to optimize the fabrication process and demonstrate the feasibility of using a novel carbon-based nanopipette (CNP electroprobe) for penetration of cell membrane in single c ells with minimal cell intrusion and allow… More

Ante-mortem Diagnostics for Prion Infection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Chamika Wansapura
Award Amount: $174,713.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Vegrandis proposes to develop a rapid, sensitive, high throughput, inexpensive, and easy to use system for the ante-mortem diagnosis of prion infection. The proposed system offers a fully automated equipment with a disp osable microelectrochemical cartridge for… More

Carbon Nanopipette Cellular Probe for Microinjections into Mammalian Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Chamika Wansapura
Award Amount: $201,017.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The main goal of this Phase I SBIR project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a novel carbon-based nanopipette (CNP) for precise and controlled microinjection of macromolecules into single cells and allow electr ical measurement of variations in membrane… More