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H-SB06.2-002
MOBILE PERIPHERAL DEVICE FOR BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

NBCHC070080 0621048
(FY06.2 Phase I)
Plug and Play USB Electronic Reader for Mobile Multianalyte Quantitative Lateral Flow Immunoassays

Diagnostic Biosensors, LLC
1712 Brook Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2422

03/15/2007
to
09/30/2007
$99,999.25

Lateral flow strip immunoassay technology is one of the easiest to use for mobile applications because much of the sample preparation and fluid handling stages are built in. These assays are widely used, easy to read, and generally accepted. There are also many analytes that can be detected using immunological and ligand-based techniques. The sensitivity (limit of detection) of these assays, however, is not good. Furthermore, they are not very quantitative, usually providing just a YES - NO result. The proposed mobile assay development will improve the quantitativeness, precision, and multiplicity of the flow strip technology by using integrated magnetic detectors to detect and quantify giardia and cryptosporidium parvum. These detectors offer all of the features that are needed for mobile assays including: 1) low power, 2) rugged, 3) disposable microchip, 4) capability for detecting many spots, 5) highly quantitative, 6) and low background sensitivity. The associated reader will operate using the available USB power (<0.5 Amps, < 5 Volts) and be a little larger than a "thumb drive". This platform offers the fastest way to get high performance assay technology into a Plug and Play mobile format while opening opportunities for continued improvements in sensitivity, precision, and multianalyte capability.

H-SB06.2-005
3-D VISUALIZATION SYSTEM TO SHOW FIRST RESPONDERS AND ASSETS WITHIN BUILDING STRUCTURES IN URBAN AREAS FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

NBCHC070068 0621072
(FY06.2 Phase I)
Situational Awareness Visualization for Emergency Responder (SAVFER)

Architecture Technology Corporation
9977 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3552

03/15/2007
to
09/30/2007
$99,504.00

Situational awareness is important in all activities that humans do for safety and efficiency reasons. Emergency personal situational awareness is currently limited by the inability to visualize and track the position of responders within a structure by commanders. Commanders are also restricted by the lack of up to the second location information of personal along with important points of interest within the building such as danger points, known victims, and available assets. The proposed SBIR will develop a technology called Awareness Visualization For Emergency Responder (SAVFER) that will take existing architectural design drawings and floor plans of structures and quickly convert them into a format that can then be displayed in a 3D manner to rescuers and commanders alike. SAVER will also allow the real time automatic updating and tracking of emergency personal within a building without the need for human interaction. This technology will be easy to use, scaleable and cross platform portable.