SBIR Phase I: Silicon-based Biosensor for Bioagent Detection

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,977.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0441411
Agency Tracking Number:
0441411
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James Moe
Dr
(212) 568-0365
jmoe@q-rna.com
Business Contact:
Mark Little
Mr
(781) 275-6000
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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