Rapid Pesticide Detection by Acetylcholinesterase-Bacteriorhodopsin Conjugates

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-07-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-159-1642
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-159
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORPORATION
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Gilman
Senior Engineer
(781) 890-1338
vgilman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
William Thompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
United States military personnel are at constant risk of exposure to a vast array of chemical hazards. Acetylcholinesterase inhibiting pesticides (AChEIPs) represent a major subset of this risk. Provisions for force protection against AChEIPs must have sufficient sensitivity to provide the confidence needed to maintain mission-readiness. Although means of detecting the presence of AChEIPs in potable water in the forward arena do exist, no field-deployable means of confirming and estimating actual levels of these pesticides in water is readily available. In this Phase I SBIR program, Infoscitex proposes the development of an assay using Acetylcholinesterase-Bacteriorhodopsin Conjugates (ABCs) that will provide deployed personnel with the ability to assess organophosphate levels in water.

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