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Spray-based visual indicator of opioids for the rapid and effective decontamination of large areas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-21-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: C20A-T001-0006
Amount: $167,435.52
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD20A-T001
Solicitation Number: 20.A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-11-23
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Baris Unal
 (978) 856-4169
Business Contact
 Collette E Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution
 Susan Puryear
600 Suffolk Street, Suite 212
Lowell, MA 01854-3629
United States

 (978) 934-4170
 Nonprofit College or University

Triton Systems, Inc. will collaborate with The University of Massachusetts Lowell to develop a spray-based technology for the rapid, visual identification of opioids, turning contaminated areas from nondescript white powders to a brightly colored spots for easy recognition with the naked eye. The technology leverages molecular recognition units that bind strongly and specifically to a variety of opioids and that, once bound, initiate a cascade of reactions that result in a dramatic color change. During the Phase I, Triton and our partners will formulate the molecular recognition technology into a colloidal solution that is stable and that can be dispersed using conventional sprayers. The effort will aim to achieve a proof-of-concept of the technology, by determining the limit of detection and detection times of various opioids on surfaces, establishing through control experiments that the visible response is selective to opioids, and demonstrating that the approach is scalable to large-volume manufacturing.

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