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Fully Integrated System for Pathogen Concentration and Detection in Water…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94899
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-016-0217
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T016
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Fully Integrated System for Pathogen Concentration and Detection in Water Supplies
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0065
Award Amount: $99,937.00
 

Abstract:

Physical Sciences Inc. proposes an innovative, filter free approach to rapidly concentrate and detect bacterial spores from large volumes of flowing water for the purpose of early warning detection of contaminated potable water supplies against low concentration biological pathogens. Our approach builds on previous concentration work to study the feasibility of optimizing this approach and lays the foundation to build a fully integrated detection system in Phase II. We anticipate the following performance levels for the system: Single pass capture efficiencies of 50% or greater, concentration increase of >2000x, detection sensitivity to 1500 spores in water, total power consumption of <50W, no pressure drop across the filtration stage, no consumables or reagent costs, real-time notification, and an easily integrateable, flange-based housing design.

Principal Investigator:

Michael A. Costolo
Principal Scientist
9786890003
costolo@psicorp.com

Business Contact:

B. David Green
President and CEO
9786890003
green@psicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

EIN/Tax ID: 042517090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Western New England College
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfied, MA 1119
Contact: Jerry A. Hirsch, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: 4137821223