SBIR Phase I: Silicon-based Biosensor for Bioagent Detection

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0441411
Agency Tracking Number: 0441411
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Moe
 Dr
 (212) 568-0365
 jmoe@q-rna.com
Business Contact
 Mark Little
Title: Mr
Phone: (781) 275-6000
Email: mlittle@spirecorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a prototype porous silicon biosensor that will be useful for rapidly distinguishing the molecular fingerprint of a wide variety of pathogenic bacteria. Remediation of biothreat agents is dependent on the use of versatile, low cost, widely dispersible biosensors that can assess or monitor threat levels in a given environment. The proposed device will address these needs because it will be manufactured from low cost materials (i.e. silicon wafers), with nano-structured pores that can be utilized as both the capture material and reporter moiety. The commercial application of this project will be in bio-defense and in clinical diagnostics for detection of pathogenic organisms.

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