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Monitoring Food and Water for Pathogens

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911QY-05-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: C031-0284
Amount: $741,359.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD03-201
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-05-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-24
Small Business Information
8 Saint Mary's Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02215
United States
DUNS: 125297759
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Durda
 Director of Technology De
 (617) 358-2653
Business Contact
 Brian Manning
Title: Operations Manager
Phone: (617) 358-2650
Research Institution

Having achieved or exceeded all goals and objectives of the Phase I research program, BioScale has thus demonstrated feasibility of a multiplexed, immuno-electromechanical pathogen detection method. In Phase II, BioScale proposes to advance this research by assembling a complete assay system that integrates discrete, commercial off the shelf (COTS) sample preparation subcomponents with the proprietary BioScale detection platform for the purpose of validation testing. In the Baseline Proposal, BioScale will demonstrate detection of multiple pathogens using inoculated food matrices with analyses being in a non-multiplexed format. Two follow-on options are proposed: In Option A, BioScale proposes to demonstrate multiplexed detection of pathogens that were studied in the baseline effort. For Option B, BioScale proposes to conduct challenge testing (i.e., specificity and sensitivity testing) that will simulate conditions expected to be encountered in the field, especially regarding potential interfering organisms.

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