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Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-02350
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2011-02350
Award Amount: $460,000.00
 

Abstract:

The development of an inexpensive, field pesticide sensor would serve a large market for researchers, municipalities and regulatory agencies to minimize the risks involved in pesticide use. The long-term vision is for this technology to become a key environmental science tool to support water quality monitoring efforts. The proposed device will solve two of the most important shortcomings of present technology for environmental analysis: the limitation of current systems to the detection of a single class of closely related compounds, and the limited sensitivity and accuracy of field assays. The technology aims to increase safety of drinking water worldwide (which is a key aspect of the mission of USDA), prevent pesticide-related disease, reduce ecological impact, and improve efforts to protect wildlife and human life from harmful pesticide levels.

Principal Investigator:

Badawi M. Dweik
Program Manager
(781) 529-0520
bdweik@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony B. LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GINER, INC.
89 RUMFORD AVE Newton, MA 02466-1311

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No