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Advanced Bioaerosol Samplers for Surveillance and Personal Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC040090
Agency Tracking Number: 04110680
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.1-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-03-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
415 N. Quay, Bldg A, Suite 3, Kennewick, WA, 99336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vanessa Kenning
 Sampler Sytems Manager
 (509) 222-2017
Business Contact
 Bobbi Keen
Title: Controller
Phone: (509) 222-2015
Research Institution
Many integrated biodetection systems require an aqueous sample, with the notable exception being those based on mass spectrometry which frequently uses a dry sample (MALDI or pyrolysis). The two proposed air sampling technologies to be developed are amenable to dry or nearly dry sample collection, but yet both can deliver a final sample in an aqueous format autonomously. Furthermore, both offer significant operating and cost advantages relative to more conventional wet-walled cyclones in use today for homeland security and military applications. Another common sampling technique in use today is dry filtering, but this approach is not amenable to fully-autonomous operation. The technologies to be developed by the proposed effort will result in samplers that can be integrated with a broad range of advanced biodetection technologies including mass spectrometry, microchip arrays, PCR and immunoassays.

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