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A Chip-Scale Sensor for High-Throughput Detection of Multiple Waterborne…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0175
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB093-010
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Chip-Scale Sensor for High-Throughput Detection of Multiple Waterborne Pathogens
Agency: DOD
Contract: D11PC20171
Award Amount: $749,998.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of this proposed program (through Phase III) is to develop a chip-scale assay that can detect, identify, and quantify the presence of Category A (or B) bioagents in water at the required sensitivity (e.g. 8000 B. anthracis spores or 50µg of ricin per liter water) within 10 minutes. During the Phase I program feasibility was demonstrated by successfully detecting the capture of less than 10 Bacillus anthracis-Sterne (BAS) spores in under 15 minutes by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). During the Phase II program, a prototype Portable Bioagent Water Analyzer capable of detecting as many as 10 different bioagents in water within 10 minutes at the required sensitivity and specificity. Actual Category A bioagents will be measured at the US Army"s Edgwood Chem Bio Center for component testing in Phase II and prototype testing in Phase III to bring the prototype to a technology transition level of 6.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Inscore
Director of Raman Applica
(860) 635-9800
inscore@rta.biz

Business Contact:

Stuart Farquharson
President
(860) 635-9800
stu@rta.biz
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Real-Time Analyzers
362 Industrial Park Road Suite #8 Middletown, CT -

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