24 Aug Platypus receives $2.14M grant to develop personal pesticide monitors
MADISON, Wis.—Platypus Technologies has received a three-year Phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) grant for $2.14 million from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.
The grant is to continue development of a personal monitor for the measurement of low-dose, cumulative exposure to pesticides. The monitors are designed to be small, sensitive, inexpensive, rugged and suitable for studies involving children.
Collaborators on the grant include the Milwaukee School of Engineering Rapid Prototyping Center and the University of Minnesota.
SBIR grants, along with small business technology transfer (STTR) grants and advanced technology program (ATP) grants, are generally peer reviewed.
Platypus Technologies, located in University Research Park, produces and markets nanotechnologies for the life sciences.