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A multicomponent indicator ticket for presumptive field identification of hazardous materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-18-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: A171-063-0816
Amount: $149,797.88
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-063
Solicitation Number: 17.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-23
Small Business Information
737 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 080316838
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xinhua Li
 VP Chemistry
 (617) 621-8500
Business Contact
 Peter Howe
Phone: (617) 621-8500
Research Institution

The objective of this program is to demonstrate a multicomponent ticket that affords a human-readable indicator response to chemical agents, protein-content, and explosive/energetic materials for presumptive field identification. The current product, M8 paper, lacks selectivity and only works for the identification of three classes of chemical threat agents. Multiple products are required to detect additional chemical agent types, biological materials, and energetic/explosive compounds. In this program, we will leverage our expertise in low-cost paper based diagnostic devices and dye chemistry to develop a multicomponent indicator that can detect chemical, biological and explosive materials with one single ticket. We will use proven printing technologies to create well-defined channels to host various indicator dyes to achieve simultaneous multicomponent detection. The new indicator chemistries will allow us to significantly improve sensitivity and selectivity.

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