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Company Name:
BIO-IMAGING RESEARCH, INC.
Address:
425 BARCLAY BOULEVARD
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
Phone:
(847) 279-5105
URL:
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EIN:
363090552
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Number of Employees:
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Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
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Has had Spin-off?:
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Has Had IPO?:
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Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,033,948.00 35
SBIR Phase II $6,794,101.00 13

Award List:

FEASIBILITY OF INSPECTING HIGH-Z CASTINGS USING X-RAY OR GAMMA-RAY TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard T Bernardi
Abstract:
N/a

FEASIBILITY OF INSPECTING HIGH-Z CASTINGS USING X-RAY OR GAMMA-RAY TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$441,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard T Bernardi
Abstract:
We propose to evaluate transmission, fluorescence, and backscattering techniques of x-rays or gamma-rays to determine defects in high-z castings. the proposal includes x-ray spectral analysis, followed by experimental measurements on actual samples, to determine optimum design parameters and the… More

PORTABLE DIGITAL IMAGING DETECTOR SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$46,475.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Bir proposes an innovative portable x-ray detection and measurement system for nde applications. based on a filmless cassette of discrete digital x-ray decectors, such a system would enable direct digital imaging for viewing, vcr recording, or for computer analysis. the system would resemble a film… More

HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC NDE OF LAMINAR BONDS IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS USING DISCRETE DETECTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,537.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
R t bernardi
Abstract:
This phase i sbir program proposes to determine the feasibility of using high-resolution digital radiography (dr), laminography, and computed tomography (ct) to examine laminar bonds in composite samples supplied by the army. the project will utilize discrete, solid-state x-ray detectors designed… More

ON-LINE X-RAY INSPECTION OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS USING DISCRETE ELEMENT X-RAY DETECTORS FOR DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC...

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$45,027.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Bruce g isaacson
Abstract:
Discrete element x-ray detectors developed for medical computer tomography are recently being applied as a detection medium for industrial x-ray radiography. the detectors are designed with a wide dynamic range to accommodate the multiple path data collection necessary for computed tomography. in… More

HIGH SPEED, HIGH RESOLUTION DUAL-ENERGY CT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The well known technique of dual-energy ct scanning separates materials whose absorption are energy dependent and has thus far been performed on medical ct scanner models with slow scan times and low spatial resolution. bio-imaging research, inc. has designed a medical ct scannerwith a scan time as… More

DUAL ENERGY X-RAY TECHNIQUE FOR FOOD PROCESSING MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Raymond f rodebaugh
Abstract:
We propose to exploit dual energy x-ray measurement tech- nique to quantitatively determine the pro portions of two different materials in a food processing line at conveyor belt speed. the main problem with a simpleconventional x-ray inspection system is that it requires known material thickness… More

NONLINEAR REFLECTION ULTRASOUND TISSUE CLASSIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,868.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
There is evidence that a measure of the ultrasound nonlinear parameter (b/a) can be a good tissue classifier. recently, the medical ultrasound community has witnessed a great deal of effort in this area. however, to date all the reported techniques are either suitable only for transmission mode or… More

SUBSURFACE INSPECTION WITH X-RAY GENERATED POSITRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,909.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
John F Moore , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

DIFFERENTIAL PHASE ACOUSTIC MICROSCOPY FOR MICRO-NDE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,892.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
M Nikoonahad Ph D
Abstract:
N/a

DIFFERENTIAL PHASE ACOUSTIC MICROSCOPY FOR MICRO-NDE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$487,150.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
M Nikoonahad Ph D
Abstract:
We propose to undertake a program to develop the acoustic counterpart of the nomarski differential phase contrast optical microscope. such a system is particularly useful for nde imaging and characterizing minute variations in the elastic properties of specimens with high lateral resolution. stress… More

HETERODYNE SHEARING INTERFEROMETRY FOR SURFACE PROFILE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,290.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Francois Zayek
Abstract:
We propose to develop and verify in this phase i program a technique that will accurately and repeatably measure surface profiles and distances between a test object and detectors using the shearing heterodyne interferometry technique. the technique is based on shearing heterodyne interferometry… More

AN IMPROVED RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING TECHNIQUE FOR FREE LIQUID DETECTION IN CEMENT SOLIDIFIED DRUMS OF NUCLEAR WASTE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,151.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

SLIT DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY FOR ANALYSIS OF BOND LINE DEFECTS INROCKET MOTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$41,895.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bruce G. Isaacson , Product Manager
Abstract:
N/a

MULTIDIRECTIONAL ULTRASONIC BLOOD-FLOW-IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,682.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
M Nikoonahad
Abstract:
N/a

SLIT DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY FOR ANALYSIS OF BOND LINE DEFECTS INROCKET MOTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$341,623.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bruce G. Isaacson , Product Manager
Abstract:
Discrete element x-ray detectors developed from medical computed tomography (ct) are being applied to industrial x-ray digital radiography (dr) and ct imaging. a dr technique known as slit radiography, using these detectors, may have special application for bond line defects in cylindrical… More

SUBSURFACE INSPECTION WITH X-RAY GENERATED POSITRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,588.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
John F Moore , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The researchers propose to extend their previous work in high-energy x-ray backscatter imaging tomography (bit) to higher energy ranges in order to achieve greater penetrationdepths. at energies greater than a few mev, the predominantinteraction is no longer compton scattering, but pair production.… More

AN IMPROVED RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING TECHNIQUE FOR FREE LIQUID DETECTION IN CEMENT SOLIDIFIED DRUMS OF NUCLEAR WASTE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,684.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The long-term storage of low level nuclear waste in cement solidified drums has given rise to a need for a nondestructive examination (nde) technique that will determine the presence of free liquids. we propose to develop, evaluate, and implement a new radiographic nde technique with excellent low… More

REAL TIME IMAGING OF ROCKET MOTORS DURING LIVE FIRE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,709.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
E Anne Sivers Phd , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The primary effort of this program develops an instrument that will allow internal imaging of rocket motors and nozzles during live static fires. this instrument will produce voxel-by-voxel x-ray data so that a three-dimensional image of the rocket can be made in real-time during firing. the… More

HETERODYNE SHEARING INTERFEROMETRY FOR SURFACE PROFILE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,290.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Francois Zayek , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We propose to develop and verify in this phase i program a technique that will accurately and repeatably measure surface profiles and distances between a test object and detectors using the shearing heterodyne interferometry technique. the technique is based on shearing heterodyne interferometry… More

INTERACTIVE MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS WORKSTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$44,392.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Chandran, V C Ravi , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

MULTIDIRECTIONAL ULTRASONIC BLOOD-FLOW-IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,639.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
M Nikoonahad
Abstract:
Ultrasound flow measurement and particularly color flow mapping (cfm) systems provide a valuable tool for medical diagnosis. these techniques primarily exploit the doppler effect which, despite its great success, results in two fundamental drawbacks: (1) the inability to measure nonaxialflow… More

MATCH FILTERING DECONVOLUTION FOR IMPROVED COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SPATIAL RESOLUTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,505.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael D. Silver, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Computed tomography (ct) has become increasingly important in nondestructive evaluation (nde). industrial applicationsoften require very high spatial resolution. however, the finite width of x-ray sampling limits the spatial resolution. the research to be carried out here will investigate an… More

FOURIER DOMAIN TECHNIQUE TO COMPUTE TOMOGRAPHY SCANNER WITH DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY CAPABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,848.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
E Anne Sivers
Abstract:
N/a

INTERACTIVE MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS WORKSTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Chandran, V C Ravi , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The result of this phase i effort will be a detailed plan to significantly increase the speed and, hence, the interactivity of analyze, an already useful medical image analysis system. analyze is a software system for the analysis of medical images, developed at mayo foundation's biotechnology… More

Reverse Ceometry X-Ray Source Volume CT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,575.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael D Silver, Phd
Abstract:
X-ray computed tomography (CT) is widely used in defense, aerospace, and industrial applications. CT provides flaw detection, density measurement, accurate dimensions, morphology, assembly verification, material property analysis, and other vauable information. However, a major limitation of CT has… More

Three-Dimensional Radiographic and Image Analysis for Defect Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,169.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
V.c. Ravi Chandran
Abstract:
We propose to develop in this Phase I SBIR a technique to produce high-energy, multi-aspect radiographic images in near real-time, using a conventional real time radiography (RTR) system. This technique, stereo-pair imaging, will allow three-dimensional analysis of RTR images by producing two views,… More

Moldable MRI Coil for Breast Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Timothy R. Fox
Abstract:
We will develop a new construction method for receiver coils for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the human breast. These coils will be custom-shaped to individual patients in a quick, economical, and comfortable manner. Since each structure fits the individual patient closely, the coil system… More

Underground Mine Detection Using X-Ray Backscatter Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,246.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Francois Zayek
Abstract:
N/a

FOURIER DOMAIN TECHNIQUE TO COMPUTE TOMOGRAPHY SCANNER WITH DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY CAPABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,596.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
E Anne Sivers
Abstract:
1We are proposing a computerized tomographic (CT) dimensional measurement system that will remedy two of the major problems experienced by current methods: the distortions caused by CT artifacts, and the blurring caused by the system point - spread function (PSF). The distortions resulting from data… More

Micron Resolution Volume-Computed Tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,222.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Michael Silver
Abstract:
Instrumentation that can provide microstructural characterization of medical grade polymers,fabrics, and composite materials is the proposed research's long term goal. One micron resolutionvolume computed tomography of test specimens can now be demonstrated by combining anNIST-developed x-ray… More

Fiber Optic Sensor for Cardiac Magnetic Field

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,504.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Fox
Abstract:
We will adapt a non-cryogenic magnetic field sensor previously developed for defense purposesand apply it to magnetocardiography (MCG), the measurement of magnetic fields induced by electricalcurrents in the heart. As a single non-invasive sensor, this unit would have similar applications to… More

Inspection of Ceramic Ball Bearings by Differential-Phase Acoustic Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,944.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ilmar A. Hein
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is to apply differential phase acoustic microscopy to NDE inspection of ceramic Sn3N4 ball bearings. Differential phase acoustic microscopy is more sensitive than standard acoustic microscopy, and can provide the location and size of defects, which is a specific goal of the… More

Laser-Activated X-Ray Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael D. Silver
Abstract:
We propose a method of generating x-rays that will combine high instantaneous output of rotating-anode x-ray tubes with continuous cooling rates as great or greater than fixed-anode tubes. This combination can be achieved in a mechanically simple way, and will reduce spot wobble without vacuum… More

Underground Mine Detection Using X-Ray Backscatter Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$593,458.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Francois Zayek
Abstract:
We propose to design and develop a new x-ray detector system for use in underground mine imaging applications. The detector system will be designed to operate with a pencil-beam sca m ing x-ray source, and will detect the Compton interacted radiation that is scattered back toward the X-ray source.… More

Laser-Activated Linear X-Ray Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John F. Moore, Ph.d.
Abstract:
We offer a scanning linear x-ray tube with easy length extension, using a scanning laser to excite electron emission in lieu of a conventional cathode. The project will use the results from a current Phase I SBIR contract and from two major companies.

Switch-Scan Linear X-Ray Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John F. Moore, Ph.d.
Abstract:
We offer a scanning linear x-ray tube with modular length extension, using sequentially activated multiple cathodes, each with a short linear scan range. The problem of assuring a smooth transition from one cathode to the next has been addressed, and the program will benefit from knowledge and… More

Dual CCD Camera Therapy Simulator CT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Michael Silver
Abstract:
N/a

High-Efficiency X-Ray Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Timothy R. Fox, Ph.d.
Abstract:
While the efficiency of x-ray sources is defined by the laws of physics, present day sources do not take full advantage of those laws. Other materials thant tungsten are not only more efficient in producing bremsstrahlung, but have "characteristic" x-rays that can make the beam harder instead of… More

Dual CCD Camera Therapy Simulator CT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$613,935.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Michael Silver
Abstract:
Computed tomography (CT) has become increasingly important in radiotherapy planning: CT add-ons havintroduced for therapy simulators, and specialized CT scanners have been developed as stand-alone thsystems. However, because of therapy simulator limitations, CT add-ons have poor throughput and… More

NEONATAL INCUBATOR COMPATIBLE WITH MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$96,500.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Fox, timothy r
Abstract:
N/a

Novel High Resolution Detector for X-Ray CT and DR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,876.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Fox PhD
Abstract:
Not Available A new approach to significantly increasing the level of monolithic integration of InP based photonic integrated circuits for RF applications is the subject of this proposed Phase I program. The method is based on a vertically coupled twin wave guide design that has already been… More

Intersensor Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Fox, Director, Applied Physics
Abstract:
We propose to design, fabricate, and test a novel x-ray detector for use in industrial CT scanners. This linear detector array combines high spatial resolution and long array length to achieve high-resolution scans on large objects. We propose to supplyan x-ray scanner to the Army Research… More

Intersensor Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Fox, Director, Applied Physics
Abstract:
We propose to design, fabricate, and test a novel x-ray detector for use in industrial CT scanners. This linear detector array combines high spatial resolution and long array length to achieve high-resolution scans on large objects. We propose to supplyan x-ray scanner to the Army Research… More

Detecting Fossilized Microscopic Life Forms on Mars with Dual-Energy CT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Nisius, Engineer/Physicist
Abstract:
This purpose of this SBIR Phase II project is to build a prototype dual-energy CT scanner to inspect and analyze the small rocks and minerals for evidnece of fossilized life. The goal is to achieve three-dimensional volume images with 10-micron spatial resolution in the reconstructed image and to… More

Detecting Fossilized Microscopic Life Forms on Mars with Dual-Energy CT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,905.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Nisius, Engineer/Physicist
Abstract:
This purpose of this SBIR Phase II project is to build a prototype dual-energy CT scanner to inspect and analyze the small rocks and minerals for evidnece of fossilized life. The goal is to achieve three-dimensional volume images with 10-micron spatial resolution in the reconstructed image and to… More

An FPGA-based Real-Time Volume Rendering System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,600.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project involves the research and development of a real-time FPGA-based volume rendering system. In many scientific, engineering and medical diagnostic imaging applications, large amounts of data from 3D… More

A FPGA-based Real-Time Volume Rendering System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$725,523.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project involves the research and development of a real-time FPGA-based volume rendering system. Medical radiologists face a data overload crisis that is getting worse with each year. This crisis is caused by… More