SBIR Phase II: Urea Sensing Biocatalytic Polymers

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,952.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0321504
Award Id:
58221
Agency Tracking Number:
0211584
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3636 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Markus Erbeldinger
PI
(412) 209-7298
markus@agentase.com
Business Contact:
Keith LeJeune
(412) 209-7298
klejeune@agentase.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to develop prototype urine-detecting products based on enzyme-polymerization and chemical sensing technologies for use in nursing homes, daycare establishments and healthcare facilities. These products will include hand-held sensors, sponge wipes, and bedding fabric pads that change color upon exposure to urine. The strict specificity of the enzymes used in sensor formulation will provide the sensing devices with rapid response times and great precision, thus limiting false positive and negative signals. Having shown the proof of concept in Phase I , the sensor optimization work in this Phase II project will focus on signal enhancement, the development of multi-component sensors for quantitative analysis, and improvements in the usability and the operational shelf life of the proposed sensing products. The commercial application of this project will be for a broad range of public facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers and food / hospitality establishments.

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