|Proposal Title:||Advanced Bioaerosol Samplers for Surveillance and Personal Monitoring|
|Topic Title:||Advanced Low Cost Aerosol Collectors for Surveillance Sensors and Personal Monitoring|
|Organization:||MesoSystems Technology Inc.|
|Address:||415 N. Quay, Bldg A.
Kennewick, WA 99336-7783
|Abstract:||Many integrated biodetection systems require an aqueous sample, with the notable exception being those based on mass spectrometry which frequently uses a dry sample (MALDI or pyrolysis). The two proposed air sampling technologies to be developed are amenable to dry or nearly dry sample collection, but yet both can deliver a final sample in an aqueous format autonomously. Furthermore, both offer significant operating and cost advantages relative to more conventional wet-walled cyclones in use today for homeland security and military applications. Another common sampling technique in use today is dry filtering, but this approach is not amenable to fully-autonomous operation. The technologies to be developed by the proposed effort will result in samplers that can be integrated with a broad range of advanced biodetection technologies including mass spectrometry, microchip arrays, PCR and immunoassays.|
|Period of Performance:||04/01/2004 - 10/15/2004|