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Microbial Detectors of Explosives

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77843
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-025-0268
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Microbial Detectors of Explosives
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9132V-06-C-0028
Award Amount: $99,967.00
 

Abstract:

The presence of residual explosive materials in areas previously used as ranges by the US military presents a significant safety and environmental health hazard. Current methods of detecting explosives in soils require extensive soil and/or water sampling and analysis using portable laboratories. These impose significant cost and time burdens during the site remediation process. In this Phase I program, Infoscitex Corporation (IST), Texas A&M University (TAMU), and the University of Rhode Island (URI) propose the development of a new microbial detector for explosives. This detector will contain microorganisms that react specifically with targeted energetic materials (EM) and reveal their presence via intensive fluorescence. Experimental efforts will focus on development of microorganisms, production of microbial sensors, and validation on a selected energetic material.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Gilman
7818901338
vgilman@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
TEXAS A&M UNIV.
3000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Contact: David Hollingsworth
Contact Phone: (979) 862-1696
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university