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THIS ORGANIZATION WILL REFINE, BUILD, AND COMMERCIALIZE A CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3199
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microscopy Research Laboratory
Po Box 5115 North Branch, NJ 08876
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: THIS ORGANIZATION WILL REFINE, BUILD, AND COMMERCIALIZE A CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE CHAMBER WHICH, WHEN OPERATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (SEM), WILL ALLOW THE USER SIMULTANEOUSLY TO IMAGE AND PERFORM X-RAY ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS ON
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $41,789.00
 

Abstract:

THIS ORGANIZATION WILL REFINE, BUILD, AND COMMERCIALIZE A CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE CHAMBER WHICH, WHEN OPERATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (SEM), WILL ALLOW THE USER SIMULTANEOUSLY TO IMAGE AND PERFORM X-RAY ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS ON LIVING ORGANISMS. THE ACTUAL OPERATION OF A DIFFERENTIALLY PUMPED CHAMBER HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN DEMONSTRATED WITH A TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (TEM). HOWEVER, VERY LITTLE RESEARCH HAS BEEN PERFORMED IN DEVELOPING A CHAMBER FOR THE SEM. THIS IS MAINLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT VERY FEW RESEARCHERS HAVE THE EQUIPMENT TO PERFORM SUCH STUDIES. WITH OUR PRESENT EQUIPMENT WE CAN DEVELOP A STATE-OF-THE-ART ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER. THIS CHAMBER COULD THEN ADVANCE ALL THE FIELDS OF BIOLOGY BY ALLOWING DYNAMIC STUDIES OF CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS AND CELL-CHEMICAL INTERACTIONS. VIDEO RECORDING OF THESE EVENTS WILL ALLOW DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE INTERACTIONS. PHASE I FUNDING WILL ALLOW US TO MODIFY OUR CURRENTLY OPERATIONAL GAS REACTION STAGE INTO A PROTOTYPE ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER. THIS PROTOTYPE WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM DIMENSIONS FOR TWO COAXIALLY ALIGNED APERTURES. THESE APERTURES WILL ALLOW PRESSURES APPROACHING 1 ATMOSPHERE TO EXIST AROUND THE SPECIMEN. THIS PROTOTYPE WILL ALSO PERMIT US TO DETERMINE EXPERIMENTALLY THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF A SCINTILLATOR-PHOTOMULTIPLIER TYPE DETECTOR THAT WILL YIELD THE MAXIMUM SIGNAL DETECTION. PHASE II FUNDING WILL ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STAGE AND INITIATION OF EXPERIMENTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS. AN AMERICAN MICROSCOPE MANUFACTURER HAS ALREADY EXPRESSED

Principal Investigator:

Jack r. alonzo
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microscopy Research Laboratori
P.o. Box 5115 North Branch, NJ 08876

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