EPA Seeks Small Business Proposals For Bioterrorism Detection Technologies

Compiled By Jill Jusko As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to combat terrorism, the government entity is seeking proposals from small business for research that relates to environmental bioterrorism detection and decontamination technologies. The deadline to submit proposals is May 23, 2002. The EPA Small Business Innovation Research program identifies three areas it believes need additional research. Those are: bioterrorism decontamination systems for high-value and special materials, such as those found in museums, historic homes, and government buildings; decontamination systems for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in smaller commercial buildings and homes; and research that involves sampling drinking water supplies in smaller systems, typically serving fewer than 10,000 people, as well as larger systems that do not have extensive onsite testing capabilities. Additional information about the solicitation is available at http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/sbir2002.html.

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