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Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor for Rapid Multiplexed Biothreat Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
Contract: 70RWMD21C0000001
Agency Tracking Number: 21.1-DHS211-011-0006-I
Amount: $149,976.57
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS211-011
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-11
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1077
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rusha Chatterjee
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 738-8296
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Title: President and COO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. in collaboration with Boston University, will develop a compact and fieldable diagnostic sensor for the rapid multiplexed detection and identification of biological threats. The proposed platform is versatile and can simultaneously detect bacterial, viral and toxin threats in diverse environmental samples. The technology will provide highly sensitive and specific detection in less than 1 hr., with greater than 90 percent precision and accuracy. The sensor requires no specialized material or reagent storage and will fill a critical unmet need in biological defense by providing fast and accurate detection with exquisite sensitivity in a compact, ruggedized package. The Phase I effort will demonstrate concept feasibility with functional testing on a breadboard sensor in a laboratory environment. Test results and modeling will be used to generate a conceptual design for a fieldable Phase II prototype.

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