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Innovative concept for detection and identification of biological toxins

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: FA4819-14-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: C141-101-0072
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD14-101
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-04
Small Business Information
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New York, NY 10013-
United States
DUNS: 145785528
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roman Akmechet
 Chief Technology Officer
 (917) 703-4647
Business Contact
 Nicole Avallone
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (718) 484-7033
Research Institution

We aim to create a low-cost, high-sensitivity hand-held plasmonic biosensor capable of sensing biotoxins. We will do this by using newly developed biodesign technology to create a new class of proteins which have an orders-of-magnitude increase in SPR signal-to-noise. These will be incorporated into a novel SPR device in which the transmission of light is affected by the binding of a particular toxin to the functionalized surface. Such a system will be inherently more robust and compact because all the optical components are in line with each other. These will be used in a transmission based"tricorder"device with an easily replicable disposable sensing chip.

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