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Rapid biodosimetry for accurate assessment of individual radiation exposure levels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911QY-14-C-0056
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0396
Amount: $997,018.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD13-108
Solicitation Number: 2013.0
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-08-31
Small Business Information
1191 Chess Dr., Suite F
Foster City, CA 94404
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James White
 (650) 212-2625
Business Contact
 James White
Phone: (650) 212-2625
Research Institution

In the event of a catastrophic radiation disaster, first responders, both civilian and military, must be able to quickly and accurately measure the radiation dose received by victims in order to screen, perform triage and effectively assign available resources. First-responders must also be able to accurately evaluate their own exposure to radiation in order to make return-to-duty decisions in real time. A novel field deployable, mil-spec, high-sensitivity biodosimeter technology is proposed that can perform rapid, non-invasive, in-vivo measurement of radiation biomarkers in solid human tissues such as uncut fingernails. This tool uses electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy to directly measure free radicals produced by ionizing radiation in a wide variety of solid materials.

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