A Low-Cost, Rapid, Fieldable Bacterial Detection System with Stabilized Phages

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-16-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: A153-112-0039
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-112
Solicitation Number: 2015.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-10-21
Small Business Information
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yoojeong Kim
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Email: cjolliffe@tritonsystems.com
Research Institution
Rapid and reliable diagnostics of potential biological threats from both environmental and human samples with limited or no external power requirement under extreme environmental conditions are needed to provide a greater capability to protect soldiers in far forward military operations. Phages offer highly specific bacterial detection and identification of biological warfare agents and antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and built-in replication, while LFI provides a diagnostic platform that is easy to use, inexpensive, and disposable with little or no equipment required for analyses. An assay that combines the advantages of phages and LFI and exhibits reliable and robust operation and storage in austere environments is desired. Triton Systems, Inc. proposes to develop a simple, low-cost, rapid, fieldable bacteria detection system that uses lateral flow immunoassay. The performance of the bacteria detection system will be evaluated after different exposure times to austere storage conditions to determine the stability of the device. If proven successful, the technology will be adapted for DoD-relevant bacteria including Bacillus anthracis in phase II.

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