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Decontamination Assurance Spray

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
74245
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C051-103-0164
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: 2005
Title: Decontamination Assurance Spray
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1916
Award Amount: $69,993.00
 

Abstract:

There are many products that can identify chemical weapons. They range in complexity from simple colorimetric chemical test strips or gas tubes, to more complex multi-step test kits, to intricate arrays of gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers. None of the products is specifically designed to illustrate the presence of chemicals on surfaces or have use as a decontamination assurance method. The proposed decontamination assurance spray will benefit end-users in the homeland security and military communities as a dispersible sensing technology that validates remediation of critical resources after a chemical event. The proposed technology has an extremely low logistical burden and can be easily used by first responders. It is based on our patented biocatalytic polymer synthesis and sensing technologies. It will retain attributes of the present nerve agent sensor, which detects nerve agent contamination using two enzyme reactions in dynamic equilibrium with each other. The existing sensor performs well, with response times of seconds, sensitivity on the order of parts per billion, and great resistance toward interference. The sensor outperforms any conventional technology for nerve agent detection with its ease of use, interference resistance, broad-based compatibility with surfaces, liquids, and gases, and low cost.

Principal Investigator:

Markus Erbeldinger
Sen. Research Engineer
4122097402
markus@agentase.com

Business Contact:

Gary Ryker
CBO
4122097430
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