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Company Information:

Company Name:
Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
Address:
689 Odlin Road
Bangor, ME
Phone:
(866) 269-8007
URL:
EIN:
201477938
DUNS:
171899805
Number of Employees:
11
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $390,000.00 5
SBIR Phase II $1,826,497.00 2
STTR Phase I $299,998.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,999.00 1

Award List:

Autonomous, Unattended, Reagentless Biological Agent Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Luke D. Doucette, Research Scientist
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to investigate the feasability of a unique sampling method that will lead to the development of a reagentless infrared (IR) based BW agent detection system. The current JPBDS uses lateral flow immunoassay technology as the final step in detecting bioagents, and has a… More

Realtime Detection And Identification Of Airborne Microorganisms Using Infrared Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I effort is to investigate the feasibility of extracting at least 1.0 microgram of bacillus spores from the environment and presenting these spores in real-time to an FTIR spectrometer for detection. The identification of bacterial spores using FTIR spectroscopy has been… More

Realtime Detection And Identification Of Airborne Microorganisms Using Infrared Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$738,198.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Brian J. Ninness, Senior Research Engineer
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II project is to develop an automated detector system for real-time detection of aerosolized biowarfare agents. Our proposed detection system utilizes Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy as the agent identifier, where the main advantages of this approach are that… More

Electrostatic, non-fluorescent trigger for aerosolized biological threats using fluctuation enhanced sensing.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Luke Doucette, Vice President
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I proposal is to perform a theoretical exploration of the fundamental and practical limits of detection by fluctuation enhanced sensing and statistical inference based sensing methods when applied to an electrostatic-based trigger for non-fluorescent biological warfare… More

Benign, Inexpensive Simulant for testing of Biological Standoff Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Luke Doucette, Vice President
Research Institution:
Univeristy of Maine
RI Contact:
Michael M. Hastings
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I proposal is to develop a synthetic, low cost, and benign simulant for biowarfare agents (BWA) to be used in the testing of standoff sensors. Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. (OSS) has performed preliminary work leading to the identification of benign ingredients that, when… More

High surface-area, mesoporous oxide adsorbent sampling system.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Luke Doucette, Vice President
Research Institution:
University of Maine
RI Contact:
Michael M. Hastings
Abstract:
The overall goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an infrared transparent, micro-fluidic sampling system that will lead to a field-deployable detection system capable of detecting low ppb levels of chemical warfare (CW) agents in water. To accomplish this goal, the… More

High surface-area, mesoporous oxide adsorbent sampling system.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Luke Doucette, Senior Research Scientist – (866) 269-8007
Research Institution:
University of Maine
RI Contact:
Michael M. Hastings
Abstract:
The overall goal of this Phase II project is to develop a prototype micro-fluidic sampling system that will lead to a field-deployable detection system capable of detecting low ppb levels of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and explosive precursors in water. The proposed work will capitalize on Phase… More

Improved M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper for Facilities Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl Tripp, President – (857) 488-4728
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I project is to develop coatings for M8 paper that improve its robustness and rate of detection of potential liquid/aerosol chemical warfare attack at fixed military sites and installations. A problem that is currently experienced with M8 paper is that it is easily… More

Intracellular Detection of Small Molecules in Live Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Raymond Kennard, Research Engineer – (866) 269-8007
Research Institution:
University of Maine
RI Contact:
Michael M. Hastings
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this Phase I STTR project is to investigate the application of a new class of metallic nanoparticles exhibiting a star-shaped geometry (nanostars) for use as in vivo probes of chemical and biological warfare agents. In contrast to their more commonplace spherical cousins,… More

Preconcentration Technoloogy for Infrared Analysis of Organophosphates in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Erick Roy – (866) 269-8007
Abstract:
Organophosphates cannot currently be analyzed in the field using existing technologies, due to insufficient sensitivity of currently fielded instruments. This inability reduces the number of analyses that a government agency can perform on a water supply to ensure its safety to humans and the… More

Improved M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper for Facilities Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,088,299.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Eric Roy, Senior Research Scientist – (866) 269-8007
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase II project is to design, build, and test a prototype self reporting detection system that utilizes a ruggedized version of M8 chemical agent detection paper for detecting and reporting potential liquid chemical warfare attacks at fixed military sites and installations. … More