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Novel Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography for Mars Organic Detector

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88152
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074972
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography for Mars Organic Detector
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CA79C
Award Amount: $599,947.00
 

Abstract:

Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a powerful new technology - next generation Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography - a high performance and low power consumption microfluidic sample separation device suitable for separating organic molecules as signatures as past and present life on Mars. In this Phase II effort, we will refine this enabling new microfluidic technology that we have successfully demonstrated in Phase I in order to integrate with NASA Mars Organic Detector. Specifically for the Phase II work, we will target two important classes of compounds: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and amino acids. The overall objective is to integrate the micro-CEC devices with the existing micor-CE analyzers to form a dual micro-CE/micro-CEC system capable of separating all neutral and charged organic molecules targeted by Urey, thus significantly broaden NASA organic sample separation capability. In addition, this research work will also be performed in parallel with efforts to develop microfluidics devices for the commercial analytical markets.

Principal Investigator:

Hong Jiao
Principal Investigator
6509657772
h.jiao@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
6509657772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No