Grant Provided for Scale Up Development of Air Monitor for Toxin Detection

NanoDynamics subsidiary ND Life Sciences announced its receipt of a two-year $350,000 Phase II SBIR contract from the National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS). The contract, which runs through August 2008, is funding a continued joint initiative with Pittsburgh-based ICx Agentase in the optimization and scale-up of an air monitor system to detect trace-level toxins.

“We are working toward a compact and affordable unit that can operate hands- free for extended periods of time without maintenance,” said Dr. Alan Rae, vice president of NanoDynamics’ strategic business unit ND Innovations.

“Under this continued funding, we are able to employ a strong collective expertise in process intensification and enzyme-embedded polymer chemical detection technologies to develop a device with extraordinarily low detection levels and immunity against false alarms,” said Keith LeJeune, CEO of ICx Agentase.

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