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High throughput salmonella detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2015-33610-23593
Agency Tracking Number: 2015-00782
Amount: $99,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-0000
United States
DUNS: 114264351
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Maria Torija
 Research Physicist
 (952) 829-9181
Business Contact
 Curt Reynders
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (952) 829-9217
Research Institution

1. This project will focus on detecting live Salmonella organisms in industry-relevant large sample volumes faster, at lower cost, and with comparable accuracy to existing methods. Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness. The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that Salmonella causes 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths per year. Many of these cases could be prevented with improved detection. The primary roadblock to improved detection is the lack of in-situ, high-throughput detection technologies.2. The proposed novel sensor will combined existing technologies magnetic detection, surface modified magnetic particles and microfluidics.3. Successful demonstration and commercialization of the proposed sensor would dramatically improve food safety, reducing foodborne illness and death by providing faster and easier in-situ detection.

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