SBIR Phase I: Ultra-Sensitive Botulinum Toxin Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0710798
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-598
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0710798
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT
Small Business Information
Smart Polymers Research Corporation
108 4th Street, Suite 202, Belleair Beach, FL, 33786
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
785496824
Principal Investigator
 Elena Komarova
 PhD
 (727) 595-6175
 elenka27@hotmail.com
Business Contact
 Elena Komarova
Title: PhD
Phone: (727) 595-6175
Email: elenka27@hotmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop a sensitive detection system for botulinum toxin (BTX) detection in food and water. The assay will be based based on molecular wire fluorescent polymer signal amplification. Fast, sensitive and reliable detection of life threatening toxins such as BTX is of great interest to public health officials and the technology developed in this project may simplify the detection of BTX in food and water. If successful, the technique may be modified to detect other toxins as well.

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