Raman Biosensor for High Throughput Pollen Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-12-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-018-0307
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T018
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Weimer
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 wweimer@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Boston College
 Jean Kane
 140 Commonwealth Avenue
36 College Road
Chesnut Hill, MA, 02467-3800
 (617) 552-4978
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to develop a device that is capable of rapidly identifying and classifying pollen from a broad sampling base using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The proposed Raman device is designed to spectroscopically examine, identify and classify the spatial and temporal origin of pollen in complex mixtures using an automated high throughput SERS microscope system. The entire system will be portable, enabling its use anywhere a sample can be collected.

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