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Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68HERD19C0003
Agency Tracking Number: B17P2-4C01
Amount: $299,972.38
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 16-NCER-4C
Solicitation Number: 68HE0D18R0009
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-30
Small Business Information
1800 Kraft Drive Suite 107
Blacksburg, VA 24060-6370
United States
DUNS: 809745354
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Hill
 Senior Research Associate
 (540) 443-9287
Business Contact
 Matthew Hull
Title: President
Phone: (540) 443-9287
Research Institution

The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan reminds us that lead remains dangerous and insidious toxicant that can impact public health for months or years before it is detected and remedied.Increasing awareness of lead contamination has motivated the general public to test their own drinking water, but few tools are availiable to help these "citizen scientist" do so effectively.Current lead screening products are inaccurate, test only small volumes of water, and cannot detect the particulate lead that is often most problematic. _x000D_
In Phase I. NanoSafe demonstrated an accurate and inexpensive lead testing platform that is capable of detecting both soluble and insoluble lead compounds in a statistically relevant volume of water while avoiding interference by other common minerals and water chemistries._x000D_
In Phase II, the Lead Mobile Analytical Platform (LeadMAP TM) will be enhanced with features that will enable users to draw attention to excessive lead in their own water, proactively identify areas with elevated lead, and provide authorities with tools to quickly estimate the source, scope, and severity of an elevated lead event so that it may be remedied quickly.A world-reowned lead expert and his team will provide an independent evaluation of the device.

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