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Company Information:

Company Name: IA, Inc.
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Zip+4: 48106
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (734) 995-9338

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,417,099.00 30
SBIR Phase II $7,296,981.00 11

Award List:

HIGHLY VERSATILE, HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM FOR PLUME PARTICULATES (HISPP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AUM/UUV-a Virtual Environment for Undersea Telepresence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick Schel)or
Award Amount: $49,959.00

FERTILE PERIOD PREDICTION WITH A TRIF BIOSENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L Erb
Award Amount: $49,867.00

HIGHLY VERSATILE, HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM FOR PLUME PARTICULATES (HISPP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $498,411.00

AUM/UUV-a Virtual Environment for Undersea Telepresence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick Schel)or
Award Amount: $488,449.00
Abstract:
Time-delays and limited sensory feedback of remote telerobotic systems tend to disorient teleoperators and dramatically decrease the operators\' performance. To eliminate these effects, Innovation Associates will design a Virtual Environment for Undersea Telepresence (VEUTel) system. The VEUTel… More

Aero-Optical Wave-Front Characterization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Lysogorski
Award Amount: $49,968.00
Abstract:
To provide the Air Force with the capability of measuring optical wave-front properties around aerodynamic structures in wind tunnels, Innovation Associates proposes to develop a High-Speed, Aero-Optical Wave-frong Characterization System (AWCS) which is capable of recording 64,000 or higher… More

Fiber Optic Sensor for Measuring Lead in Blood

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $49,960.00

FERTILE PERIOD PREDICTION WITH A TRIF BIOSENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L Erb
Award Amount: $530,102.00
Abstract:
Although several otc ovulation tests exist, non are suitable for contraception applications because they detect luteinizing hormone (lh) which exhibits a peak preceding ovulation by only 16-36 hours. this research will develop a fertile period prediction system based upon the presence of an increase… More

Fiber Optic Sensor for Reproductive Hormones

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith Erb
Award Amount: $78,232.00
Abstract:
Although it is well established that many medical conditions occurring in postmenopausal womenare related to changes that have occurred in levels of reproductive hormones, especially estrogen, thedetails of the relationships between the levels of these hormones in symptomatic as compared… More

High-Speed Optically Buffered Flow Visualization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles D. Lysogorski
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
Fast framing digital cameras which can acquire high spatialresolution transient wind tunnel flow-visualization imagery inboundary layers do not yet exist. To address this need,Innovation Associates proposes to develop a unique High-speedOptically Bu

PRODUCTION OF EVACUATED MICROSPHERES FOR THERMAL INSULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Timothy M Henderson
Award Amount: $64,999.00
Abstract:
The potential to achieve high insulating value by the use of evacuated glass microspheres has been known for some time. the purpose of the research is to solve the principal obstacle to their use, which has been the development of a commercially viable technique to produce evacuated microspheres. … More

Prevention Care Recommendation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Downward
Award Amount: $99,279.00
Abstract:
Significant improvements must be made in the ability of the health care system to deliver cost effective health care services. A recent Institute of Medicine study identified the development of computer-based patient record systems as being the essential technology which must be developed for… More

Fiber Optic Sensor for Measuring Lead in Blood

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $714,185.00
Abstract:
We will develop and validate a fiber optic sensor for measuring lead in blood which can measure 1-100 micro g/dL concentrations of lead in blood using an innovative Lead Ion Selective Fiber Optode (LISFO) technology. The sensor will require a blood volume less than 200 micro L and will be capable of… More

Near Infrared Fluorophores for Optical Biosensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Although many fluorophores exist which are suitable for labeling biomolecules, most of them have absorbance and fluorescence wavelenghts which overlap with naturally occurring biological fluorescence. This complicates their use with optical bio- sensors. A very limited number of commercially… More

Enteric Parasite Detection in Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John Shuler
Award Amount: $98,321.00
Abstract:
We will develop an automated instrument for the detection and quantification of Giardia and Cryptoswater sources. The long-term objective is the development and commercialization of a portable, ruggeinstrument which rapidly processes filter concentrated samples without the use of trained… More

Novel Strip Test for Circulating Hormones

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Concentrations of most circulating hormones and their metabolites are too low for existing test strip technologies to measure. Laboratory measurements are based upon immunological binding of these hormones. Color tests utilizing colloidal gold or enzyme mediated color changes have been linked to… More

FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PSEUDOESTROGENS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,965.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $742,768.00

Fiber Optic Biosensor for Early Prediction of Infection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
IA, Inc. proposes to develop a light weight, field-portable, fiber-optic sensor capable of measuring a panel of prognostic and diagnostic infection indicators including IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-12, and CRP. The proposed sensor will provide a system suitable for field medical units which is capable of… More

Fiber Optic Biosensor for Early Prediction of Infection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
IA, Inc. proposes to develop a light weight, field-portable, fiber-optic sensor capable of measuring a panel of prognostic and diagnostic infection indicators including IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-12, and CRP. The proposed sensor will provide a system suitable for field medical units which is capable of… More

NOVEL BINDING MOLECULES FOR OPIOID PEPTIDES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Smith, Richard H
Award Amount: $100,000.00

NOVEL STRIP TEST FOR MEASURING OVULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Erb, Judith L
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Feasibility of Identifying and Meeting Business, Management, and Commercial Needs of SBI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Palmintera , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $63,219.00

FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PSEUDOESTROGENS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $720,757.00

Perchlorate Monitoring by Portable Sensing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith
Award Amount: $99,992.00

BIOSENSOR STUDIES OF ESTROGENIC COMPOUNDS WITH HER-A & B

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The key innovation of this proposal is the use of Ultra-wideband (UWB) Time Modulated Impulse Radar. Within the last few years low cost ultra-high precision oscillators have become available, and these now make it possible to build UWB radar systems which have no base band frequency.… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $107,817.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith
Award Amount: $106,633.00

Biosensor Studies of Estrogenic Compounds with hER-A & B

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $0.00

Biosensor Studies of Estrogenic Compounds with hER-A & B

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $400,341.00

Real-Time Array Sensor System for Field Monitoring of Metal Ions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $680,000.00
Abstract:
60874 Contamination of soils, sediments and groundwater at DOE sites presents significant monitoring and remediation challenges. This project will develop a novel ion sensor array for field deployment in monitoring important contaminants and also for use in concert with remediation efforts. … More

Real-Time Array Sensor System for Field Monitoring of Metal Ions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60874 Contamination of soils, sediments and groundwater at DOE sites presents significant monitoring and remediation challenges. This project will develop a novel ion sensor array for field deployment in monitoring important contaminants and also for use in concert with remediation efforts. … More

Biosensor for Screening specific Interactions with AhR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
Understanding the mechanisms by which chemical compounds and drugs interact with both the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and estrogen receptor (ER) signaling pathways is important both for identifying potential environmental and endocrine disruptors and for screening compounds for therapeutic use.… More

INTEGRATED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR DNA HYDRIDIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this proposal is development of a multiplexed, portable real time evanescent fiber optic sensor instrument for quantifying the amount of specific DNA in a sample. During Phase I of this project, IA demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring DNA… More

INTEGRATED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR DNA HYDRIDIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith
Award Amount: $737,764.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this proposal is development of a multiplexed, portable real time evanescent fiber optic sensor instrument for quantifying the amount of specific DNA in a sample. During Phase I of this project, IA demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring DNA… More

Biosensor for Screening Specific Interactions with AhR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $1,034,238.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): During Phase I work IA successfully applied evanescent sensing technology to the study of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-mediated processes and provided discrimination between beneficial and harmful AhR ligands. When biosensors were used to assess the… More

BIOSENSOR SYS FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT EDC SCRN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James Downward, J
Award Amount: $149,718.00

A biosensor to detect ERE-binding proteins in cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $113,614.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Biosensors provide rapid data containing information on molecular interactions that are not easily available using equilibrium assays or histochemical methods. This study will be the first of a series with long-term objectives of developing rapid biosensor… More

Self-Calibrating Biosensor Array for Rapid Point-of-care Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judith L. Erb
Award Amount: $205,669.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): While routine point-of-care blood chemistry measurements can now be performed in clinical settings, quantitative high-sensitivity immunoassay measurements cannot. Thus, low-level serum markers for a variety of life-threatening conditions, such as sepsis, cannot… More

Field Analytical Method for Perchlorate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Smith, VP Research & Development
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Perchlorate is a widely-used component of solid fuel, missile and rocket propellants, explosives and pyrotechnics. It has been shown to reduce iodide uptake into the thyroid gland. The EPA has found Perchlorate contamination in 18 states and believes contamination may exist in as many as 39… More