On site sterilizing solution production system

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,912.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-08-C-6522
Award Id:
87333
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-165-0073
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Houde
Staff Engineer
(781) 890-1338
ahoude@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
William Thompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Sanitation and disinfection of food products and food-contact surfaces is a major concern of forward deployed military forces. Current DoD protocols call for the use of oxidizing agents such as sodium hypochlorite and other mixed oxidants to neutralize potentially harmful biological compounds. Although oxidizers such as sodium hypochlorite are readily-available in large quantities, their hazardous nature places significant burdens on military operations in terms of transportation and storage. In this Phase I SBIR program, Infoscitex Corporation (IST) and Cascade Designs, Inc. (CDI) propose the development of a device capable of providing the USMC and other components of the DoD with a disinfecting solution derived from non-hazardous precursors that are air-transportable, shelf-stable, and low cost. The Phase I project will focus on the design, fabrication, and evaluation of a laboratory prototype of the device. In Phase II, the development efforts will be expanded to focus on device design refinement, manufacturing technology, and performance evaluations. As a result of the Phase II program, IST and CDI will supply pre-commercial prototypes to the USMC for evaluation.

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