Awards

$375K

New Nanostructured Sensing Arrays for Hydride Detection

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 09/01/09 - 08/31/10
PI: Ms. Debra Deininger

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Development of improved detectors for the detection of hydrides (including arsine, phosphine and diborane) will provide an increase in the protection of worker health and safety. This Phase II proposal aims to develop and demonstrate a prototype gas detection system capable of affordably and reliably detectin...

$362K

Phase II: Advanced Personal Gas Detectors for Mining Applications

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 09/01/09 - 08/31/10
PI: Dr. Dmitri Routkevitch

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The risk of explosions in underground mines due to the presence of combustible gases is severe. The overall long-term objective of the proposed project is to develop and commercialize a new generation of affordable, reliable and portable hazardous gas detector in a Smart Gas Card format for use as a personal ...

$721K

Lightweight, Compact Atmospheric Gas Sensor

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Special Operations Command
Topic: SOCOM08-005
Budget: 07/22/09 - 01/22/11
PI: Ms. Debra Deininger

The objective of the SBIR project is to develop a lightweight and compact atmospheric and trace gas sensors that can be safely used within the Scope of Certification boundary to provide real-time monitoring of CO2, O2 and trace contaminant levels in manned compartments or within piping systems onboard submersibles. .Synkera has extensive experi...

$100K

Nanostructured Ultrafiltration Membranes for Biological Applications

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 05/15/09 - 11/14/09
PI: Dr. Oleg Polyakov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ultrafiltration membranes are being used widely by bio- and health-related research institutions as well as by biopharmaceutical industry for rapid size-based purification and separation of macromolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids and polysaccharides. Important medical applications include hemodialys...

$21.5K

Formaldehyde Molecular Recognition Microsensor

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-06-009
Budget: 05/15/09 - 10/31/09
PI: Dr. Oleg Polyakov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This three-phase Small Business Innovation Research project addresses one the most significant problems in public health protection: monitoring of indoor air quality and controlling the ventilation systems in residential, office and industrial buildings. The development of a novel advanced microsensor for det...

$106K

Formaldehyde Molecular Recognition Microsensor

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-06-009
Budget: 05/01/09 - 04/30/10
PI: Dr. Oleg Polyakov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This three-phase Small Business Innovation Research project addresses one the most significant problems in public health protection: monitoring of indoor air quality and controlling the ventilation systems in residential, office and industrial buildings. The development of a novel advanced microsensor for det...

$100K

Multifunctional Sensor for Search and Rescue

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-134
Budget: 01/21/09 - 11/23/09
PI: Clayton J. Kostelecky

Search and rescue forces are routinely tasked with performing personnel and material recovery in confined space environments, where they may encounter a full spectrum of environmental threats, including chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE), electrical, and atmospheric hazards. To determine the safety of confined spa...

$810K

Miniature and Reliale Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Topic: H-SB08.1-002-2008
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Ms. Debra Deininger

In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, publi...

$100K

Nanostructured Electrochemical Ozone Monitors

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-50
Budget: 09/30/08 - 03/31/09
PI: Clayton J. Kostelecky

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): No ozone monitors exist today that are small enough, sensitive enough, and selective enough for widespread use in detecting and tracking low part-per-billion (ppb) levels of ozone that can be used for detailed research of the health effects of human exposure to low-ppb concentrations ozone, particularly for s...

$98.2K

Formaldehyde Molecular Recognition Microsensor

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-06-09
Budget: 05/15/08 - 04/30/09
PI: Dr. Oleg Polyakov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This three-phase Small Business Innovation Research project addresses one the most significant problems in public health protection: monitoring of indoor air quality and controlling the ventilation systems in residential, office and industrial buildings. The development of a novel advanced microsensor for det...

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