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Field-ready and rapid trace-level detection and speciation of arsenic in water

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43ES025083-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43ES025083
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIEHS
Solicitation Number: PA14-071
Timeline
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
26102 EDEN LANDING RD, STE 1
HAYWARD, CA 94545-3715
United States
DUNS: 832779594
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 MERWAN BENHABIB
 (510) 576-0476
 merwan@ondavia.com
Business Contact
 MARK PETERMAN
Phone: (510) 576-0476
Email: peterman@ondavia.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Arsenic in drinking water is a proven cause of cancer, and continues to pose a significant human and environmental threat in the U.S and globally. Arsenic has been found in drinking water in forty-nine States and constitutes a major pollutant in many Superfund sites. This omnipresence requires adequate monitoring equipment that is not only fast, but also combines the sensitivity and performance of laboratory-grade equipment with the ease-of-use and mobility of test kits.OndaVia has developed an analytical platform using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) for trace chemical detection in water. This platform successfully demonstrated reliable detection of trace- levels of perchlorate at a California decontaminationsite. OndaVia proposes to adapt its inexpensive, field-deployable and robust solution for ultra-sensitive and rapid arsenic monitoring. This novel innovation, capable of speciation and quantitative arsenic measurement at ppb (parts per billion) level

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