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Multi-Enzyme Based Sensor for Water Contaminant Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-025-0173
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T025
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-11-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, -
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Blaine Butler
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 220-2509
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (434) 483-4254
Research Institution
 University of New Mexico
 Diana Sargent
 MSC01 1247
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001
 (505) 277-4186
 Nonprofit college or university
Luna Innovations collaborating with the University of New Mexico will determine the feasibility of developing a light weight handheld multi-enzyme sensor device that is capable of detecting a wide array of water contaminants, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). The proposed multi-enzyme electrode technology will provide significant improvements in sensitivity, operational stability, and shelf life over existing technologies, resulting in an easy to operate, low power, field ready device. During Phase I Luna will demonstrate the performance of a multi-enzyme electrode sensor system by detecting the presence of 8 out of 12 TICs. Phase II will focus on increasing shelf life and operational conditions, extending the detectable TIC range, and constructing two prototypes for delivery to the U.S. Army. Concurrently, Luna will be working to adapt the encapsulated enzyme electrodes as sensor devices for other non-military applications, including water utilities at the state and local levels.

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