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Kits for Converting Nanocrystals to Bio-Reagents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66553
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
GM069065
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABORATORIES
P.O. Box 2168 Fayetteville, AR 72702 2168
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Kits for Converting Nanocrystals to Bio-Reagents
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43GM069065-01
Award Amount: $321,928.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This NIH SBIR program intends to ultimately convert high quality colloidal nanocrystals, mainly semiconductor nanocrystals and with some concerns on noble metal nanocrystals, to standard bio-medical reagents. This program is based on our patent-pending technologies for ligand chemistry and bio-conjugation chemistry for colloidal nanocrystals. Colloidal nanocrystals are nanometer-sized fragments of corresponding bulk crystals, which are typically synthesized and manipulated in solution. Their strong size dependent properties and flexible solution-phase processability make them as ideal candidates for many bio-medical applications, such as bio-medical labeling tags, drug delivery carriers, MRI enhancing reagents, etc. The two key challenges for such applications are the commercial scale production of high quality nanocrystals and their reliable bio-conjugation chemistry. The first issue is being addressed by two NSF SBIR programs in this company. This NIH SBIR program will address the second issue, bio-conjugation chemistry. The success of this program will provide academic and industrial scientists/engineers as well as medical workers stable, reliable, inexpensive and simple means to apply high quality nanocrystals in their research, development and other daily duties. This goal will be accomplished by design and development of three complementary series of ligand chemistry and bio-conjugation chemistry kits for the bio-medical applications of colloidal nanocrystals.

Principal Investigator:

Y. A. Wang
4798710707
AWANG@NN-LABS.COM

Business Contact:

Yunjun Wang
4798710707
YJWANG@NN-LABS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABS
NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABORATORIES FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72704

EIN/Tax ID: 731624630
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No