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Detection of THC Use in Drivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G618C100019
Agency Tracking Number: 171NH1012II
Amount: $359,919.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 171NH1012
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-17
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Badawi Dweik
 Technical Director, Sensors
 (781) 529-0520
Business Contact
 Cortney Mittelsteadt
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 529-0529
Research Institution
Proposal title: Detection of THC Use in Drivers The overall objective of this program is to develop a portable, cost-effective and non-invasive sensor device for near real-time salivary THC detection to be used at roadside in drivers. This will eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming analytical techniques which have a turn-around time of several days. During the Phase I program Giner has successfully established a new methodology for THC measurement using disposable screen-printed electrodes. The performance of the sensor was tested in both controlled solution and in human saliva at physiologically relevant levels. The selectivity of the sensor and lack of false positive responses were successfully evaluated in the presence of potential interfering species. Phase II will include continued algorithm optimization, prototype development, and extensive saliva testing from clinical administration to human subjects in collaboration with an addiction research marijuana lab.

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