Easy-to-use Test Kits for Toxic Chemical Identification

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Chemistry

Abstract

We propose the development, both technical and commercial, of easy-to-use disposable test 'strips' and 'swabs' that are unique in combining specific, sensitive and rapid colorimetric detection of two classes of common toxic chemical. The technology base was established as part of a fundamental EPSRC funded study on the design of molecular sensor systems (GR/S98771/01). EPSRC Follow on Funds represent an ideal enabling opportunity to develop this work; as it stands the technology currently falls between 'blue-skies' basic research and a device that is potentially attractive to future substantial investment. It is our hope that the award of this grant would allow this gap to be bridged by enabling the construction of demonstration 'devices' and hence release future investment.
 
Description CBR Hazard Mitigation
Amount £42,906 (GBP)
Funding ID DSTLX1000076160 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Department Centre for Defence Enterprise
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description DSTL Research contract
Amount £26,935 (GBP)
Funding ID 1000088977 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £45,984 (GBP)
Funding ID 508154 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description NISCHR Fellowships
Amount £216,423 (GBP)
Funding ID RFS-12-43 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description National Drug Discovery Network (NRN)
Amount £49,998 (GBP)
Funding ID 507444 
Organisation Life Sciences Research Network Wales 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description National Drug Discovery Network Studentships
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 506755 
Organisation Life Sciences Research Network Wales 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description Fusion 
Organisation Department of Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2008
 
Title ORGANOMETALLIC SENSOR DEVICE 
Description Sensor device fro the detection of fluoride and cyanide. Device is used to detect chemical warfare agents such as Sarin. 
IP Reference US20100285602 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2009
Licensed No
Impact Product development is underway - product has attracted international attention (e.g. Swedish Army)