Fully Integrated System for Pathogen Concentration and Detection in Water Supplies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,937.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-10-C-0065
Award Id:
94899
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-016-0217
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T016
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator:
Michael Costolo
Principal Scientist
(978) 689-0003
costolo@psicorp.com
Business Contact:
B. David Green
President and CEO
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Research Institute:
Western New England College
Jerry A Hirsch, Ph.D.
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfied, MA, 1119
(413) 782-1223
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. proposes an innovative, filter free approach to rapidly concentrate and detect bacterial spores from large volumes of flowing water for the purpose of early warning detection of contaminated potable water supplies against low concentration biological pathogens. Our approach builds on previous concentration work to study the feasibility of optimizing this approach and lays the foundation to build a fully integrated detection system in Phase II. We anticipate the following performance levels for the system: Single pass capture efficiencies of 50% or greater, concentration increase of >2000x, detection sensitivity to 1500 spores in water, total power consumption of <50W, no pressure drop across the filtration stage, no consumables or reagent costs, real-time notification, and an easily integrateable, flange-based housing design.

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