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Proposal Number: 04110680
Proposal Title: Advanced Bioaerosol Samplers for Surveillance and Personal Monitoring
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-003
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Advanced Low Cost Aerosol Collectors for Surveillance Sensors and Personal Monitoring
Organization: MesoSystems Technology Inc.
Address: 415 N. Quay, Bldg A.
Suite 3
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.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC040090
Period of Performance: 04/01/2004 - 10/15/2004
Award/Contract Value: $99,995.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,995.00