Rapid Food and Water Pathogen Analyzer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-14-M-6526
Agency Tracking Number:
H132-005-0215
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP13-005
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Real-Time Analyzers
362 Industrial Park Road, Suite #8, Middletown, CT, 06457-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
076890222
Principal Investigator:
Hermes Huang
Senior Researcher
(860) 635-9800
hermes@rta.biz
Business Contact:
Stuart Farquharson
President
(860) 635-9800
stu@rta.biz
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall goal of this proposed project (through Phase III) is to develop a field-ready, easy to use Pathogen Analyzer to rapidly identify, quantify, and characterize viability of microbial pathogens in food and water at the required sensitivity (e.g. 1-1000 cfu/g). During the Phase I project, feasibility will be demonstrated by developing a novel probe used to detect 103-4 cfu/g of Salmonella spp. in cucumber within 4 hours. The overall goal of the Phase II project is to develop a prototype Pathogen Analyzer to rapidly identify, quantify, and characterize viability of priority pathogens in a variety of foods and water in 3 to 4 hours at the required sensitivity.

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