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Development of a selective biosensor for detecting organophosphate pesticide…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85634
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
ES016392
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATERIS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
910 Technology Blvd STE G Bozeman, MT 59718-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Development of a selective biosensor for detecting organophosphate pesticide expo
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43ES016392-01
Award Amount: $597,217.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) This SBIR project is in response to the call for the development of field-deployable or wearable personal sensors for monitoring point-of-contact exposures to airborne chemicals through biosample testing. The broa d objective of this proposal is to develop an extremely sensitive and selective biosensor device capable of detecting and discriminating proteins in human serum samples taken from patients suspected of being exposed to potentially harmful levels of organop hosphate-based pesticides. This represents a novel approach in biomarker analysis because each organophosphate (OP) pesticide results in a distinct protein fingerprint structure that can be identified, distinguished from other agents and their conjugates , and quantified. Using ATERIS Technologies novel sensor thin polymer film technology, reporter domains will be customized with specific protein-recognition molecules that detect the OP poisoned proteins. This will make it possible to develop an inexpensiv e, yet highly rapid, sensitive, and accurate device to analyze exposure to OP pesticides, assess the type and extent of OP agent exposure and then this information will guide the therapeutic intervention necessary. The major milestones in this Phase I SBIR project are first to isolate biorecognition proteins capable of discriminating between native and OP-poisoned human proteins, then show proof-of-principal for the sensitivity and reliability of the film sensor element. In the Phase II of this program, the detection films will be incorporated into a reader device and the reproducibility and accuracy of detection of OP-modified proteins in actual serum samples will be determined. The data generated will guide the design of the commercial biosensor device. Th e end user of such a device will be the field personnel likely to be exposed to OP pesticides and clinical laboratories likely to encounter patients that are suspected to have been exposed to OP chemical agents.

Principal Investigator:

Jon O. Nagy
4065868420
JON.NAGY@NAGYCONSULT.COM

Business Contact:

Jon O. Nagy
jon.nagy@nagyconsult.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATERIS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
910 Technology Blvd STE G Bozeman, MT 59718

EIN/Tax ID: 156256873
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No