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SBIR Phase II: An Automated Water Pathogen Monitoring System

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63403
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0319478
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VEGRANDIS, LLC
VEGRANDIS, LLC 535 W. Research Blvd., Suite 135, M/S 200 FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase II: An Automated Water Pathogen Monitoring System
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0450613
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 instrument could be specified for nearly any pathogen of interest, this project will focus primarily on the detection of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. C. parvum is a threat to the nation's water supply, does not respond to common antibiotics and resists water purification treatments. The commercial application of this project will be on the monitoring of drinking water supplies for pathogens. This would include testing of water at the source, in distribution networks, and at bottling and packaging facilities. The proposed device would eventually be adapted for emergency field use, for home use by safety conscious consumers, and for medical, industrial, recreational and combat purposes.

Principal Investigator:

Zoraida Aguilar
Dr
4795712592
zoraida.aguilar@vegrandis.com

Business Contact:

Mark Wagstaff
Mr
4795712592
mwagstaff@virtual-incubation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vegrandis
535 West Research Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701

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