STTR Phase I: A Monolithic Spiral Coil Acoustic Transduction Immunosensor

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0711593
Agency Tracking Number: 0711593
Amount: $149,906.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-598
Small Business Information
20 GODFREY DR, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, ORONO, ME, 04473
DUNS: 126597348
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Donald McCann
 Mr
 (207) 581-2264
 donald.mccann@umit.maine.edu
Business Contact
 John Vetelino
Title: PhD
Phone: (207) 581-2264
Email: vet@eece.maine.edu
Research Institution
 Univ of ME
 Dean J Smith
 Electrical and Computer Engineering
ORONO, ME, 4469
 (207) 581-1484
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project aims to develop a monolithic spiral coil acoustic transduction (MSCAT) immunosensor for the detection of E. coli, in drinking water. The MSCAT sensor is more sensitive than standard ones because it can detect both electrical and mechanical property changes caused by a target analyte. Fast, sensitive and reliable detection of bacterial contaminants in water is of great interest to public health officials and the technology developed in this project may be expanded to cover other microorganisms as well.

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