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Immediate Biodecon System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: C071-102-0109
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD07-102
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-04-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-04-18
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Bell
 Principal Scientist
 (303) 940-2355
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution

Surfaces of military vehicles and equipment that are contaminated with biological warfare (BW) or chemical warfare (CW) agents must be rapidly decontaminated to maintain operational tempo. Previous work has shown that an electro¬chemically generated liquid decon solution is effective against the classical CW agents. The focus of this project is to establish the efficacy of the decon solution against biological hazards, including bacterial spores. In Phase I, tests showed that the electro¬chemical decon solution achieved complete kill (> 6-log kill) on spores of Bacillus atrophaeus in less than 5 minutes after application. We also established that the solution is effective on surfaces relevant to military equipment, including stainless steel, CARC-painted aluminum, glass, and styrene butadiene rubber. The focus of the Phase II project is to test the efficacy of the system under more stringent environmental conditions, as well as to conduct tests with live BW agents. The data acquired will support approval of the electrochemical decon system by the EPA as a sporicide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The proposed work will lead to an approved system that is effective against both BW and CW agents, and thus offers the maximum benefit to the warfighter.

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