Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$460,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2011-02350
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-02350
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
89 RUMFORD AVE, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Badawi Dweik
Program Manager
(781) 529-0520
bdweik@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of an inexpensive, field pesticide sensor would serve a large market for researchers, municipalities and regulatory agencies to minimize the risks involved in pesticide use. The long-term vision is for this technology to become a key environmental science tool to support water quality monitoring efforts. The proposed device will solve two of the most important shortcomings of present technology for environmental analysis: the limitation of current systems to the detection of a single class of closely related compounds, and the limited sensitivity and accuracy of field assays. The technology aims to increase safety of drinking water worldwide (which is a key aspect of the mission of USDA), prevent pesticide-related disease, reduce ecological impact, and improve efforts to protect wildlife and human life from harmful pesticide levels.

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