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Fast field trace detection of herbicides in water

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2017-33610-27025
Agency Tracking Number: 2017-00646
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-30
Small Business Information
San Diego, CA 92126-4392
United States
DUNS: 080274867
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Qingwu Wang
 (978) 799-1416
Business Contact
 Qingwu Wang
Title: President
Phone: (978) 799-1416
Research Institution

In this program, 2WiTech LLC proposes to develop and commercialize a platform sensing technology for fast field trace detection of atrazine in water. The core part of this technology is a structurally ordered polymer sensing chip with specially designed binding sites, which can selectively respond to atrazine molecules in water. The signal of the sensor can be read optically using an optical reader and correlated to the concentration of atrazine in water. The proposed sensor will possess the following advanced attributes: high sensitivity, high specificity, fieldability, fast detection, ease of operation, and low operation cost. For technology commercialization, 2Witech will collaborate with a commercial partner, which is a leading producer of sensing devices/instruments for wastewater treatment. Engineering capability and sales channels of the partner can be used for product prototyping and sales of the proposed sensors.

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