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

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