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Improved Kit for Chemical Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63233
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A033-0045
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: Improved Kit for Chemical Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0118
Award Amount: $748,474.00
 

Abstract:

Agentase has previously demonstrated that its technologies for enzyme polymerization can be used to detect nerve agent chemical weapons. That successful endeavor has resulted in a fielded product that is used by DoD, the US intelligence community, and emergency first responders. User feedback, while positive, suggests that an expansion of the sensor's detection capabilities beyond nerve agents would greatly improve upon the product's utility. The completed Phase I STTR effort clearly shows that Agentase's enzyme-based chemical detection technology can be used to detect not only nerve agents, but also blood agents, blister agents, and a variety of toxic industrial chemicals. Each of these chemistries has been adapted into a simple pen-like construct for inclusion within a kit of sensors for hazardous chemicals. The proposed Phase II effort is directed at developing individual pen-like sensors that detect target chemicals at concentration below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health. Sensors will be extremely easy to use by an untrained user, respond to contamination within seconds, and be highly resistant to potential forms of chemical and environmental interference that can be problematic for conventional detection equipment.

Principal Investigator:

Keith LeJeune
CEO
4122097298
klejeune@agentase.com

Business Contact:

Gary Ryker
CBO
4122097340
gryker@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
Research Institution Information:
Battelle Technical Support Operatio
505 King Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Contact: David W. Morton
Contact Phone: (410) 436-7055
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization