Aptamer-SPR technique and device for high sensitivity and high specificity of explosives detection (ASPRED)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,941.91
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20204
Agency Tracking Number:
1011073
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB010.1-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Company
303 BEAR HILL RD, WALTHAM, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Gilman
(781) 890-1338
vgilman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
Cheryl Beecher
(781) 890-1338
cbeecher@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

A joint effort by several US military offices aims to create hand held platforms that will enable the real time detection and quantitation of a threat. Detection of explosives in the gas phase presents an extreme advantage for various homeland security applications and operations. However, direct detection of explosives in trace quantities in the air presents an extremely difficult problem due to potentially high aerial dilution of the vapors, unless the agent is collected from the air and concentrated in a liquid.  To advance the state-of-the-art in in-air detection of explosives, Infoscitex Corporation (IST) proposes the development of a detection system based on an aptameric detection mechanism. Infoscitex will apply novel methods for isolation of aerially active aptamers in conjunction with ICX Technologies, Inc. to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a versatile, high affinity, highly reliable explosives sensor.

 

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