Integrated Protein/Nucleic Acid Microarray CB Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-05-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: DTRA01-03-P-0191
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: DTRA03-008
Solitcitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
CIENCIA, INC
111 Roberts St. Suite K, East Hartford, CT, 06108
Duns: 616818738
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 SALVADOR FERNANDEZ
 President
 (860) 528-9737
 fernandez@ciencia.com
Business Contact
 Arturo Pilar
Title: Vice President
Phone: (860) 528-9737
Email: apilar@ciencia.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a portable, low-cost, label-free (reagentless), microarray system capable of near real-time simultaneous detection and identification of multiple analytes (bacteria, viruses, spores, toxins) with high sensitivity and low false alarm rate. Notably, the system will be capable of detection/identification of agents on the basis of protein and/or nucleic acid recognition. The system will consist of a disposable biosensor chip and an optical reader device with an integrated sample collector. Detection is based on a proprietary optical transduction technology known as grating-coupled surface plasmon resonance imaging.

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