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Rapid Tox-Based Wearable Sensing Badge for Solid Aerosol and Contact Exposure to Fentanils

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT19C00000009
Agency Tracking Number: FY18.1-H-SB018.1-001-0015-II
Amount: $999,490.86
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB018.1-001
Solicitation Number: FY18.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-04-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-31
Small Business Information
737 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138-1002
DUNS: 557201394
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Piercen Oliver
 (617) 621-8500
 poliver@nanoterra.com
Business Contact
 Mitchell Zakin
Phone: (617) 621-8500
Email: mzakin@nanoterra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Clear Scientific, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nano Terra, proposes to develop a low-cost and wearable detector badge that quickly alerts the user in real time to the presence of solid or aerosolized fentanils with an audible and visual alert. Current commercial opioid detectors are bulky, costly, and cannot be used passively in real time. Clear Scientific will leverage their expertise in ultra-sensitive dosimetric detection of threat agents to advance their highly-sensitive opioid sensor for use in a compact wearable badge. The proposed system will be unobtrusive and inexpensive, while offering the necessary high sensitivity, high selectivity (distinguishes amongst fentanyl analogs and cutting agents), and rapid response time needed for the requirements of law enforcement and first responders. The system will provide a real-time response based on the effective human toxicity of operational environments containing multiple opioid species whose concentration or identity may not be known.

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