BIOMICROSENSOR TECHOLOGY: A PROTEIN COATED PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$175,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2413
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Universal Sensors
Po Box 736, New Orleans, LA, 70148
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr George G Guilbault
(504) 646-0379
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PROTEIN ABSORBENTS (ENZYMES AND ANTIBODIES) WILL BE PLACED AS COATINGS ON THE PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL, AND THE DEVICE WILL BE EVALUATED AS A POSSIBLE DETECTOR FOR IDENTIFICATION AND ASSAY OF THESE AGENTS. THIS EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT WILL THUS FOCUS ON A NOVEL METHOD FOR TRANSDUCTION OF A RECOGNITION EVENT INTO AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL, USING A SURFACE MODIFIED WITH A BIOMATERIAL, PROVIDING A METHOD FOR AMPLIFICATION (DUE TO THE HIGH TURNOVER NUMBER OF THE PROTEIN) TO 1,000,000 OR BETTER, AND A DETECTOR THAT OPERATES WITHOUT LIQUID FLOW.THE DETECTOR, AND EACH ABSORBENT, WILL BE EVALUATED WITH RESPECT TO SENSITIVITY AND LINEARITY OF RESPONSE, SPEED OF RESPONSE, ACCURACY, LIMIT OF DETECTION, EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE, SELECTIVITY OF RESPONSE, SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN, REVERSIBILITY AND STABILITY.

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