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SBIR Phase I: Separation of Uncharged Polymers by Non-Uniform Electroosmotic…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88249
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740267
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Labrador Research LLC
60 East Simpson Avenue Jackson, WY 83001 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase I: Separation of Uncharged Polymers by Non-Uniform Electroosmotic flow
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740267
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I will demonstrate electrokinetic separation of uncharged polymers by length. This technique will create specially-designed microfluidic channels using standard microfabrication technology, coupled with electrophoresis equipment and a fluorescence microscope. The separation of uncharged, fluorescent poly(ethylene glycol) polymers at single-monomer resolution will enable the technology to progress to a prototype platform for use in academic, industrial, medical, and environmental laboratories. The broader impacts (commercial potential) of this technology are the ability to separate a chemical mixture into constituents, this is absolutely necessary for all of analytical chemistry. Improvements in speed, quality, efficiency, or resolution of separation techniques will enhance the behind-the-scenes laboratory work that ensures the quality of everyday products. Measuring the level of organic compounds or mineral content in water is often handled by lab technicians operating chromatography tools; the process is expensive and time-consuming. Nevertheless, the application of chromatography in these fields is pervasive. The overall impact from this project would be a faster and less expensive process to separate chemical mixtures.

Principal Investigator:

Mark C. Peterman
PhD
6502185427
peterman@labrador-research.com

Business Contact:

Mark C. Peterman
PhD
6502185427
peterman@labrador-research.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Labrador Research LLC
PO Box 142 Fremont, CA 94537

EIN/Tax ID: 208561306
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No