Development of a Deployable Biomarker-Based Health Biomonitor (DBHM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6700
Agency Tracking Number: F061-035-4194
Amount: $98,713.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-035
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
BAY MATERIALS, LLC
3700 Haven Court, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
DUNS: 102833980
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ray Stewart
 Managing Partner
 (650) 566-0800
 rays@baymaterials.com
Business Contact
 Jim Reed
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (650) 566-0800
Email: jreed@baymaterials.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Bay Materials, LLC has developed an innovative generally applicable detection method for the rapid and sensitive detection of biological and/or chemical agents: based on the principle of a micro-electromechanical sensor (MEMS) which responds to proprietary molecular signal-amplifying polymers patented by Bay Materials. A PDA based handheld version of the device has been created for functional testing that can conveniently be programmed to accommodate interchangeable, multi-channel sensors for specific analytes of interest such as biomarkers for osmolality, sodium, potassium, proteins and DNA. The proposed system offers an improved level of biochemical molecule detection with accompanying advantages of: small size; comparatively simple detection electronics; rapid response time (minutes); high selectivity; and sufficient sensitivity for obtaining quantifiable measurements in response to PPM level analyte concentrations.

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