Rapid Detection of Acetylcholinesterase-Inhibiting Pesticides in Water Using a Handheld Assay and Reader
Profile last edited on: 9/25/2021

Total Award Amount
Award Phase
Principal Investigator
Yli Remo Vallejo
Activity Indicator

Company Information

ANP Technologies Inc

824 Interchange Boulevard
Newark, DE 19711
   (302) 283-1730
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   00
County:   New Castle

Phase I

Phase I year
Phase I Amount
We propose that a comparative colorimetric assay be developed that will use a ticket of the same dimensions as the current ANP immunoassay tickets. This will allow the AChE test to be conducted using a similar workflow as the lateral flow immunoassay-based HHAs and be similarly read on the ANP reader to yield an unambiguous result independent of user judgment.

Acetylcholinesterase, Pesticide Detection In Water, Rapid Handheld Assay

Phase II

Phase II year
2007 (last award dollars: 2020)
Phase II Amount
The feasibility of ANP's proposed seld-calibrated rapid test forf AChE inhibitors has been clearly shown in Phase I. Its compatability with ANP's handheld reader for immuno-assay based threat agent rapid testing has been confirmed. Phase II will finalize the design for robustness, full integration with the ANP handheld reader, manufacturing and affordability. Expansion of testing to include a wider range of pesticides and water types is proposed.

Rapid, Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Detection, Water Testing, Handheld Reader, Pesticides, Robust, Manufacturable, Affordable