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SBIR Phase I: Commercial Scale Production of High Quality and Affordable Fe3O4…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74812
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0512461
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: 2005
Title: SBIR Phase I: Commercial Scale Production of High Quality and Affordable Fe3O4 Nanocrystals for Nano-Biomedicine
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0512461
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project intends to develop commercial scale production protocols for high quality, highly stable, biocompatible, bio-accessible, and yet affordable magnetic Fe3O4 nanocrystals. Current state-of-the-art methodology used to make Fe3O4 nanocrystals has many deficiencies including poor size control, broad size distribution of nanocrystals and difficult/ complicated surface modification. These challenging issues have substantially hindered the full exploitation of this class of very promising nanomaterials for biomedical applications, such as magnetic separation, cell and other types of biolabeling, drug delivery, curing medicine, magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) enhancing reagents, etc. Success of this research effort will greatly accelerate the commercialization efforts in the field by providing a reliable, high quality, bio-ready, and yet affordable materials base material. The biomedical applications related to magnetic nanocrystals encompasses many different aspects of the medical field, ranging from diagnostics, detection, therapy, separation, and pollution control.

Principal Investigator:

Yongcheng Liu
Dr
4795753481
ycliu@nn-labs.com

Business Contact:

Yongcheng Liu
Dr
4795753883
ycliu@nn-labs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NN-Labs
700 Research Center Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72701

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