Advanced Development of an Innovative Technique for Biosampling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$529,329.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
26376
Agency Tracking Number:
26376
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4845 Millersport Highway,, P.o. Box 305, East Amherst, NY, 14051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Talley
(716) 689-0177
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Army has identified a need to develop effective methods of bioaerosol sampling with low power requirements, high collection efficiencies, and the capability to provide concentrated bioparticle samples for further analysis in a two-minute timeframe. To meet this objective, an innovative biosampler technique is required. Veritay has devised a unique concept for providing efficient collection and handling of bioaerosol particles, transferring these particles to a liquid carrier medium, centrifuging the mixture to achieve a concentrated sample, and periodically transferring the small liquid aliquot quickly to an output port for analysis. Phase I breadboard validation of this unique biosampler concept will form basis for Phase II advanced development. Successful development of a small, highly efficient aerosol sampler promises widespread military applications that range from warning and detection of contaminated air on the battlefield to the monitoring of dispersion patterns of biological simulants in the test and evaluation of military equipment.

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