Sandia National Laboratories is offering for commercial licensing a fundamental patent related to a unique electrochemical analysis method for identifying and quantifying different chemicals in water.
The novel approach eliminates the need to add chemicals to the testing process while increasing the effectiveness and time efficiency of the process. Conventional approaches typically require field samples be transported to a laboratory where additional chemicals would be added before the analysis could be performed.
The Sandia patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,625,469) describes a nanoelectrode sensor array that has been successfully integrated into a small sensor system to perform rapid, non-contaminating field analysis at the parts per billion level. The optimal electrode density provides ideal time response and on-site sampling without the need to add chemicals or transport samples to a laboratory. The sensors also provide real-time calibrated results through a subtractive anionic stripping voltametry (SASV).
Sandia seeks to license technologies for the benefit of the US public good. It is anticipated that commercial licenses may grant rights on a competitive basis to qualified interested parties for appropriate consideration. Licensing options may include grants for defined fields of use, non-exclusive rights, and exclusive and sublicensing rights. Partnerships to commercialize this technology may also take the form of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: 14_423.