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Chemical and Biological Sensors with Synthetic Recognition Sites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: DAAD13-03-C-0066
Agency Tracking Number: C031-0169
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Erik Handy
 Senior Polymer Scientist
 (978) 606-2600
 ehandy@sensera.com
Business Contact
 Hamed Borhanian
Title: President
Phone: (978) 606-2600
Email: hamedb@sensera.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Sensera, Inc. proposes to develop novel, high stability optical sensors for the detection of biological and chemical warfare agents (BWAs/CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). The recognition groups of these sensors will be based on MolecularlyImprinted Polymers (MIPs) and MicroOrganism Imprinted Polymers (MOIPs). MIP/MOIPs pores will provide a robust size and surface chemistry discriminatory matrix. Sensera's sensors offer an optical as opposed to the traditional gravimetric transduction, andare more selective to analytes making them less prone to interference. During Phase 1 of this project, Sensera will develop proof-of-concept organophosphate MIPs and bacterial MOIPs. This will lay the foundation for the development of further CWA and TICMIPs and endospore and viral MOIP sensors during Phase 2. In Phase 2 we will also construct actual prototype sensor arrays based on the concept. These sensors will monitor both air and water for the presence of biological and chemical contaminants.Sensera's MIP/MOIP sensors will have broad potential markets including homeland defense, medical diagnostics, and environmental monitoring.

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