Accession Number:

ADA413266

Title:

Rapid ATP-Glow for Biological Decontamination Efficacy Test

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Sep 2002-2 Mar 2003

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

2003-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Report developed under STTR contract for topic Army02-T016. A plate count method has been traditionally used to determine the effectiveness of anti-microbial agents in decontamination efficacy testing. This method requires large amounts of microbiological growth media and takes several days to produce results. Maxwell Sensors Inc. MSI and the Office of Homeland Security at the Southern Research Institute SRI propose to develop a rapid quantitative assay and platform based on the cellular ATP-Glow mechanism for determining the efficacy of biological threat agent decontamination.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE