SBIR-STTR Award

Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor for Rapid Multiplexed Biothreat Detection
Profile last edited on: 7/16/2022

Program
SBIR
Agency
DHS
Total Award Amount
$1,149,853
Award Phase
2
Principal Investigator
Rusha Chatterjee
Activity Indicator

Company Information

Physical Sciences Inc (AKA:PSI Technology~PLCC2 LLC)

20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
   (978) 689-0003
   contact@psicorp.com
   www.psicorp.com
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   03
County:   Essex

Phase I

Phase I year
2021
Phase I Amount
$149,977
Physical Sciences Inc. in collaboration with Boston University, will develop a compact and fieldable diagnostic sensor for the rapid multiplexed detection and identification of biological threats. The proposed platform is versatile and can simultaneously detect bacterial, viral and toxin threats in diverse environmental samples. The technology will provide highly sensitive and specific detection in less than 1 hr., with greater than 90 percent precision and accuracy. The sensor requires no specialized material or reagent storage and will fill a critical unmet need in biological defense by providing fast and accurate detection with exquisite sensitivity in a compact, ruggedized package. The Phase I effort will demonstrate concept feasibility with functional testing on a breadboard sensor in a laboratory environment. Test results and modeling will be used to generate a conceptual design for a fieldable Phase II prototype.

Phase II

Phase II year
2022 (last award $$: 2022)
Phase II Amount
$999,876
Physical Sciences Inc., in collaboration with iRiS Kinetics Inc., will develop a compact and fieldable sensor for the rapid multiplexed detection and presumptive identification of biological threats. The proposed platform is versatile and can simultaneously detect bacterial, viral and toxin threats in diverse environmental samples. The technology will provide highly sensitive and specific multiplexed biothreat detection in less than 1 hr., with greater than 90 percent precision and accuracy. The sensor requires no specialized material or reagent storage and will fill a critical unmet need in biological defense by providing fast and accurate detection with exquisite sensitivity in a compact, ruggedized package.