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Disposable Chemical Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59657
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0395
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Disposable Chemical Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-03-C-5002
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

"Agentase has previously developed a nerve agent sensor based upon its proprietary techniques for enzyme-polymer synthesis and their use in a variety of sensing applications. This sensor has many advantages over conventional sensors for chemical weaponsincluding fast responses, simple use protocols, and a great resistance to chemical and environmental interference. This sensor is presently being marketed to end-users. More recently a collaborative development effort has shown that nerve agent-sensitivepolymers can be adapted to a wearable badge device capable of detecting trace concentrations of nerve agents in the environment. Agentase presently seeks SBIR funding to expand these platform technology concepts toward the development of a battery ofenzyme-polymer based sensors for the detection of a variety of chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals. Utilizing those enzymes known (scientific literature) to be particularly susceptible to inhibition by hazardous chemicals, Agentase willutilize its acquired expertise in enzyme polymerization and sensor development to rapidly formulate several chemical sensors. These sensors will be shown to monitor air quality in real time for chemical hazards within a simple wearable badge device. Thiseffort will result in the development of a battery of prototype sensor systemss for the detection of hazardous chemicals, including chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals. Agentase wi

Principal Investigator:

Keith LeJeune
CEO
4122097298
klejeune@agentase.com

Business Contact:

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

Agentase Llc
3636 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite B-17 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

EIN/Tax ID: 251821159
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No