Disposable Chemical Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-03-C-5002
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0395
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Agentase Llc
3636 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite B-17, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041791695
Principal Investigator:
Keith LeJeune
CEO
(412) 209-7298
klejeune@agentase.com
Business Contact:
Keith LeJeune
CEO
(412) 209-7298
klejeune@agentase.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Agentase has previously developed a nerve agent sensor based upon its proprietary techniques for enzyme-polymer synthesis and their use in a variety of sensing applications. This sensor has many advantages over conventional sensors for chemical weaponsincluding fast responses, simple use protocols, and a great resistance to chemical and environmental interference. This sensor is presently being marketed to end-users. More recently a collaborative development effort has shown that nerve agent-sensitivepolymers can be adapted to a wearable badge device capable of detecting trace concentrations of nerve agents in the environment. Agentase presently seeks SBIR funding to expand these platform technology concepts toward the development of a battery ofenzyme-polymer based sensors for the detection of a variety of chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals. Utilizing those enzymes known (scientific literature) to be particularly susceptible to inhibition by hazardous chemicals, Agentase willutilize its acquired expertise in enzyme polymerization and sensor development to rapidly formulate several chemical sensors. These sensors will be shown to monitor air quality in real time for chemical hazards within a simple wearable badge device. Thiseffort will result in the development of a battery of prototype sensor systemss for the detection of hazardous chemicals, including chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals. Agentase wi

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