Disposable Chemical Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-03-C-5002
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0395
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3636 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite B-17, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
DUNS: 041791695
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith LeJeune
 CEO
 (412) 209-7298
 klejeune@agentase.com
Business Contact
 Keith LeJeune
Title: CEO
Phone: (412) 209-7298
Email: 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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