Development of an Inexpensive, Rapid and Highly Sensitive Perchlorate Nanobiosensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2009-00289
Amount: $79,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOVA CORPORATION
3927 DOBIE RD, Okemos, MI, 48864
DUNS: 015442887
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jue Lu
 Research Scientist
 (517) 485-1402
 juelu@technovacorp.com
Business Contact
 Faranjis Jamzadeh
Title: Vice President
Phone: (517) 485-1402
Email: tchnv@aol.com
Research Institution
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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