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SBIR Phase II: Urea Sensing Biocatalytic Polymers

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
58221
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0211584
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGENTASE LLC
3636 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite B-17 Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: Urea Sensing Biocatalytic Polymers
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0321504
Award Amount: $499,952.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to develop prototype urine-detecting products based on enzyme-polymerization and chemical sensing technologies for use in nursing homes, daycare establishments and healthcare facilities. These products will include hand-held sensors, sponge wipes, and bedding fabric pads that change color upon exposure to urine. The strict specificity of the enzymes used in sensor formulation will provide the sensing devices with rapid response times and great precision, thus limiting false positive and negative signals. Having shown the proof of concept in Phase I , the sensor optimization work in this Phase II project will focus on signal enhancement, the development of multi-component sensors for quantitative analysis, and improvements in the usability and the operational shelf life of the proposed sensing products. The commercial application of this project will be for a broad range of public facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers and food / hospitality establishments.

Principal Investigator:

Markus Erbeldinger
PI
4122097298
markus@agentase.com

Business Contact:

Keith LeJeune
4122097298
klejeune@agentase.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agentase LLC
3636 Blvd of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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