Rapid Food and Water Pathogen Analyzer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: FA8650-14-M-6526
Agency Tracking Number: H132-005-0215
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
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-
DUNS: 076890222
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hermes Huang
 Senior Researcher
 (860) 635-9800
 hermes@rta.biz
Business Contact
 Stuart Farquharson
Title: President
Phone: (860) 635-9800
Email: 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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