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Breathalyzer Detection Platform for Presence of Viral Infections

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT21C00000034
Agency Tracking Number: 21.1-DHS211-001-0023-I
Amount: $149,889.69
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS211-001
Solicitation Number: DHS211
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-10
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824-4053
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Baris Unal
 (978) 856-4169
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Title: Sr. Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Research Institution

Triton Systems, Inc. will identify, design, and develop three noninvasive diagnostic tools to screen breath for the presence of communicable respiratory viral infections. The proposed screening technologies will be based on low-cost, high-throughput sensing modalities capable of detecting unique signatures of viral pathogens. After conducting a thorough and technical review of available targets, including volatile organic contaminants (VOCs), and suitable sensing platforms, Triton will develop sensor components into an integrated system with minimal form factor for use as personal health monitors or at travel checkpoints in highly trafficked areas. The proposed sensors will be easy to administer and widely deployable to maximize their benefit during seasonal epidemics and global pandemics involving communicable respiratory viral infections. Emphasis will be placed on an inexpensive platform with superlative sensitivity, selectivity, stability, and throughput. Wireless communication capabilities will enable the presentation and recording of the screening results in under five minutes at the site of use. Combined, the sensor components will be a widely deployable platform for detecting viral respiratory agents with pandemic potential, enhancing public health emergency readiness, and improving the transportation security infrastructure in the United States.

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