Zebra Chip Diagnosis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-00069
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-00069
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.13
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1230 W. Spring St, Riverside, CA, 92507-1309
DUNS: 960774941
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Agenor Mafra-Neto
 (951) 686-5008
Business Contact
 Annlok Yap
Title: Business Director
Phone: (951) 686-5008
Email: annlok.yap@iscatech.com
Research Institution
Potato production in the US is being challenged by the introduction of a devastating new disease, the Zebra Chip (ZC) caused by a bacterium vectored by the potato psyllid.Here we propose the development of a handheld nanosensory ZebraChip detection system that is an easy to use, reliable bionanosensory system for the instantaneous detection of the ZC bacterium in the field. The proposed handheld nanosensory ZebraChip detection system will provide very early detection the ZC bacterium which might result in the development of more efficient ZC management leading to the containment, control and even prevention of the spread of ZC in planted areas.

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