Rapid, Quantitative Biological Indicator System with Bacillus thuringiensis Al Hakam Spores(1001-677)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: C111-101-0009
Amount: $99,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD11-101
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yoojeong Kim
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Bonnie Hunter
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Email: contracts@tritonsystems.com
Research Institution
Biological agents pose high threats, because they are invisible and odorless and a relatively small amount can infect a large population when released in a densely populated area. For the same reasons, assuring safety after cleaning decontaminated sites can be challenging. Currently available technologies require considerable labor, and results typically cannot be obtained before 24 V 48 hours up to 7 days. Therefore, a system that can detect the effectiveness at a shorter period in a less labor-intensive manner can lessen the burdens of decontamination. Desired traits for such a system are: 1) suitable simulants for B. anthracis spores, 2) various materials for spore strips, 3) simple and rapid, 4) quantitative, and 5) portable. Our rapid and quantitative biological indicator system with B. thuringiensis spore strips will assess the viability of the spores quantitatively within 1 V 3 hours. The materials for spore strips will have various porosities and hydrophobicities. We expect that the size of the system will be 30 cm (W) e 25 cm (D) e 10 cm (H) with the weight around 3 kg. The power consumption should be less than 150 W.

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