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Microbial Detectors of Explosives

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132V-06-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: A064-025-0268
Amount: $99,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-T025
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-09-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-03-11
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA 02451
United States
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Gilman
 (781) 890-1338
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Research Institution
 David Hollingsworth
3000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
United States

 (979) 862-1696
 Nonprofit College or University

The presence of residual explosive materials in areas previously used as ranges by the US military presents a significant safety and environmental health hazard. Current methods of detecting explosives in soils require extensive soil and/or water sampling and analysis using portable laboratories. These impose significant cost and time burdens during the site remediation process. In this Phase I program, Infoscitex Corporation (IST), Texas A&M University (TAMU), and the University of Rhode Island (URI) propose the development of a new microbial detector for explosives. This detector will contain microorganisms that react specifically with targeted energetic materials (EM) and reveal their presence via intensive fluorescence. Experimental efforts will focus on development of microorganisms, production of microbial sensors, and validation on a selected energetic material.

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