Q-Trap: In-transit detection of bioinvasive insects in intermodal shipping containers.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$349,624.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00017
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APTIV
2828 SW CORBETT ST STE114, Portland, OR, 97201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787874325
Principal Investigator:
Philipp Kirsch
CEO, Chief Scientist
(971) 327-7129
semiochem@aol.com
Business Contact:
Candace Clement
Controller
(971) 327-7129
candacec@aptivinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This sensitive insect sensor will run 24 hours per day, every day that cargo is in transit, attracting insects to a containment surface where they remain for immediate detection and identification when inspectors gain entry to the container. Flying insects will be waiting, ready to be counted on arrival, rather than hidden within the cargo. An increase in the availability, timeliness, accuracy and transparency of pest information is expected to lead to more confidence in the quarantine integrity of cargo and increased detections of invading species, resulting in greater efficiencies in cargo transportation, while reducing risks associated with inadvertent introduction of invasive species.

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