SBIR Phase I: Detection and Determination of Viability of Cryptospordium oocysts by Capillary Column Immunosensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945184
Agency Tracking Number:
0945184
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
BC
Solicitation Number:
NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
BDI
535 W RESEARCH BLVD,, FAYETTEVILLE, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125476825
Principal Investigator
 Lisa Bielke
 PhD
 (479) 571-2592
 lisa.bielke@biodetection-instruments.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Bielke
Title: PhD
Phone: (479) 571-2592
Email: lisa.bielke@biodetection-instruments.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a method to detect Cryptosporidium oocysts at a level of 100 oocysts/L or lower, and to differentiate between viable and non-viable cysts. The team will use a prototype of a capillary-based immunosensor (AEGIS 1000 instrument) coupled with heat and lysis treatment to detect Cryptosporidium in water. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the commercialization of the prototype of capillary-based immunosensor, which has the potential to extend its application in the water industry for live waterborne pathogen detection. This will allow water utilities to promptly respond to and correct a microbial contamination event.

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