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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00017
Amount: $349,624.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2828 SW CORBETT ST STE114, Portland, OR, 97201
DUNS: 787874325
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philipp Kirsch
 CEO, Chief Scientist
 (971) 327-7129
Business Contact
 Candace Clement
Title: Controller
Phone: (971) 327-7129
Email: candacec@aptivinc.com
Research Institution
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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