Development of an Inexpensive, Rapid and Highly Sensitive Perchlorate Nanobiosensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,929.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
90476
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-00289
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3927 DOBIE RD, Okemos, MI, 48864
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015442887
Principal Investigator:
JueLu
Research Scientist
(517) 485-1402
juelu@technovacorp.com
Business Contact:
FaranjisJamzadeh
Vice President
(517) 485-1402
tchnv@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed project focuses on development of an inexpensive and field-ready device for rapid detection of perchlorate in water and soil with high sensitivity and selectivity at low LoD. Phase I will result in a field-ready perchlorate nanobiosensor, with 1 ppb LoD. This device will dramatically lower the time and cost of perchlorate analysis. The proposed biosensor will be suitable for field use, laboratory analysis and on line monitoring, which facilitates cost-effective and convenient monitoring of perchlorate in groundwater, soil, drinking-water, food and beverages. In addition, the biosensor will be useable by breast feeding mothers for milk evaluation at home. It will thus contribute towards improvement of public health. In addition, the conducting polymer NW and NT arrays proposed in this project would have many applications beyond a perchlorate biosensor; the conducting polymer nano-arrays to be developed and investigated in the proposed project would serve as a protocol for other biosensor applications.

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