Polymeric Amplification for Rapid L. Monocytogenes Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13015
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00336
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jean Clarke
 (405) 372-9535
Business Contact
 James Luby
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Email: jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Current state-of-the-art inspection procedures for ready-to-eat food is time-intensive, requiring processors to delay distribution and maintain extra storage facilities or to distribute the food and face the risk of an expensive recall and associated damage to the company's reputation. Productization of the successful prototype detection system will be particularly beneficial to food inspectors and will directly benefit ready-to-eat food processors by allowing detection of Listeria without disrupting efficient food processing, so as to reduce the likelihood of a recall. Subsequent models will be adapted to detect other pathogens, such as Salmonella and E. coli. The proposed technology will be widely applicable to biosensing in the areas of biological warfare, homeland security/agri-terrorism, food-safety and medical diagnostics.

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