Rapid Pesticide Detection by Acetylcholinesterase-Bacteriorhodopsin Conjugates

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A062-159-1642
Amount: $69,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-159
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORPORATION
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Gilman
 Senior Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
 vgilman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: 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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