LASER/BACTERIAL ASSAY SYSTEM FOR TOXICANT DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9316
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Assessment Systems
1000 Potomac Street Nw, Washington, DC, 20007
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR IRA CECIL FELKNER
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A LASER/BACTERIAL ASSAY SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING AND MEASURING TOXIC CHEMICALS AND NATURAL TOXINS IN FOOD, WATER AND SOIL WILL BE REFINED AND FIELD TESTED. THE SCIENTIFIC FEASIBILI TY OF USING A LIGHT SCATTERING LASER SYSTEM WITH A BATTERY ORF ISOGENIC BACILLUS SUBTILLIS STRAINS GENETICALLY ENGIN EERED TO RESPOND UNIQUELY TO SPECIFIC TOXICANTS HAS BEEN DE-MONSTRATED. THIS TECHNOLOGY DETERMINE THE EXACT RESPONSE PATTERN IN THE PRESENCE OF NORMAL ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA (FOOD,WATER, SOIL). THE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN THE LABORATORY AND FIELD SETTINGS, WITH CONFIRMATORY TRADITIONALANALYTICAL TESTING BEING CONDUCTED IN PARALLEL WORK. THE LASER/BACTERIAL ASSAY WILL BE MODIFIED FOR A PORTABLE SYSTEMAND FIELD TESTED DEMONSTRATING THE FLEXIBILITY AND STABILITYOF THE BIOLOGICAL AND LASER COMPONENTS. PARAMETERS TO BE TESTED WILL INCLUDE STABILITY, PORTABILITY,SENSITIVITY, SEL-ECTIVITY,REPRODUCIBILITY,AND VERSATILITY OF THE ASSAY SYSTEMITS USE FOR MONITORING PESTICIDE AND FOOD ADDITIVE RESIDUES IN PLANT AND ANIMAL SAMPLES, WATER CONTAMINANTS AND SOIL CONTAMINANTS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.

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