Rapid Concentration and Detection of E. Coli in Liquid Samples

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43FD003955-01
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
R43FD003955
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
FDA
Solicitation Number:
PA10-050
Small Business Information
INNOVAPREP, LLC, 132 E MAIN ST, DREXEL, MO, 64742-8329
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830979048
Principal Investigator:
DAVID ALBURTY
(816) 619-3375
dalburty@innovaprep.com
Business Contact:
DAVID ALBURTY
(816) 619-3375
dalburty@innovaprep.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A rapid method for concentrating bacteria from real apple juice and spinach wash water into a small volume, which is easily analyzed by advanced detectors, will enable rapid detection of small numbers of bacteria and provide for improved consumer safety and reduced product recalls. The system will enable the detection of bacteria in these food and beverage systems in minutes rather than days. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: A rapid method for concentrating bacteria fromreal apple juice and spinach wash water into a small volume, which is easily analyzed by advanced detectors, will enable rapid detection of small numbers of bacteria; and, in turn will provide for improved consumer safety and reduced product recalls. InnovaPrep proposes development of such a system by modifying the InnovaPrep concentrator that was originally developed for the Biodefense industry. The system will enable the detection of bacteria in these food and beverage systems in minutes rather than days.

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