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Electrochemical Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Metal Determination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43ES024041-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43ES024041
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIEHS
Solicitation Number: PA13-234
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
601 S Howes St
Fort Collins, CO 80521-2807
United States
DUNS: 78845198
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (919) 225-9881
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop a new electrochemical paper-based analytical device (ePAD) for measurement of Cu, Fe, Ni, Co, and Mn in airborne particulate matter (PM). PM represents one of the most significantenvironmental health threats to people in both developed and developing countries as a result of exposure in indoor, outdoor, and occupational settings. The World Health Organization currently lists PM exposure as the 9th leading cause of morbidity and mortality, worldwide. Traditionally PM exposure hazards are quantified by the total particle mass but toxicity is often better correlated with composition. As a result, there is a strong interest in measuring PM composition. Present methods for composition measurement rely heavily on traditional analytical techniques such as Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. These instruments are large, expensive, and complicated. And as a result, samples cost anywhere from 100/filter for a single metal to 4

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