National Bio-terrorism Response Center

Drexel University's National Bio-terrorism Civilian Medical Response Center (CIMERC)--a university based, pre-planning organization for biological mass casualty preparedness--will develop enabling technologies for detection systems aimed at increasing emergency preparedness to biological agent releases in the transit environment. The research will modify two piezoelectric biosensor platforms--the Piezoelectric Bulk Acoustic Wave Biosensors and the Piezoelectric Cantilever Biosensor (developed in its laboratories to detect anthrax)--and develop a portable anthrax detection system for use on the transit system. CIMERC partnered with city, regional governmental and non-governmental organizations including the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $994100.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Chambers, Irving

    • Performing Organizations:

      Drexel University

      32nd and Chestnut Streets
      Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
    • Principal Investigators:

      Blank, Kenneth

    • Start Date: 20050700
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070100
    • Source Data: RiP Project 11898

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458437
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: PA-26-0017.01
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:42PM