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Use of Living Human Cells to Sense and Monitor Airborne Pollutants and Other Chemicals That May Impact Human Health

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Award date: 
Dec 12, 2012
Award amount: 
$50,000
Organization name: 
Biodeptronix
Principal Investigator: 
Price, Christopher H.
Grant program category: 
Business Financing
Grant program name: 
Company Inception Loan
Region: 
Research Triangle

Biodeptronix has developed and is commercializing the use of living human lung cells as detectors of known and unknown air pollutants. The cells are placed in a proprietary, portable instrument that maintains "in-life" conditions for the cells and efficiently and uniformly deposits chemicals from the air onto the cells. The cells are then removed and tested for biological effects caused by one or more of the chemicals.The global economic impact of air pollution is in the
trillions of dollars per year.

Fiscal year: 
2013