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Portable Pollen Analyzer

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. 3006 Longhorn Blvd. Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Portable Pollen Analyzer
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-12-C-0104
Award Amount: $99,916.00


We propose to leverage the expertise of Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) in building highly sensitive, selective, portable and versatile GC/DMS instruments, to create a system to uniquely identify a pollen species based on its VOC profile. This project will determine which VOCs shall be collected and how many pollen grains are needed in order to increase the confidence of accurately identifying a spatial and temporal origin of the pollen. We will also show that a GC/DMS instrument consisting of a flash thermolysis (FT) capable sampling unit coupled with a gas chromatograph (GC) and a differential mobility spectrometer (DMS, a specific configuration of ion mobility spectrometer), can provide the needed selectivity and sensitivity in a small, portable, robust and relatively inexpensive package.

Principal Investigator:

Igor Pavlovsky
Chief Scientific Officer
(512) 339-5020

Business Contact:

Jacque Soptick
(512) 339-5020
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107 Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 742848504
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Texas A&M
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University, TAMU4352
College Station, TX 77843-4352
Contact: Vaughn M. Bryant
Contact Phone: (979) 845-5255