USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

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

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74812
Program Year/Program:
2006 / 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
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase II: Commercial Scale Production of High Quality and Affordable Fe3O4 Nanocrystals for Nano-Biomedicine
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0620323
Award Amount: $498,067.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project intends to finalize commercial production protocols for high quality, highly stable, bio-compatible, bio-accessible, and yet affordable Fe3O4 nanocrystals and related magnetic beads. Current state-of-the-art methodology for making Fe3O4 nanocrystals for biomedical applications has many critical deficiencies including poor ability to control size, broad size distribution, difficult/complicated surface chemistry, high cost and low solubility in solutions. This technology will produce high quality of Fe3O4 nanocrystals. The company's products have excellent control of size and size distribution and offer super stability and friendly surface chemistry so that they are completely dispersible in solutions due to their simple processing and manufacturing technique. Their terminal groups are ready to conjugate various bio-molecules so that they can be used in various biomedical applications. The primary application for this technology will concentrate on the life science research. Specific applications include (1) Magnetic bio-separation, (2) Magnetic resonance imaging (3) Drug delivery, and (4) Biomedical treatment. The biomedical applications related to the Fe3O4 magnetic nanocrystals cover many aspects of biomedical fields, ranging from diagnostics, detection, therapy, separation, and pollution control. The environmentally benign nature of this technology helps to achieve a sustainable environmentally-aware business paradigm.

Principal Investigator:

Yongchen Liu
Dr
4795753481
ycliu@nn-labs.com

Business Contact:

Yongchen Liu
Dr
4795753481
yeliu@nn-labs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NN-Labs
2435 North Hatch Avenue PO Box 2168 Fayetteville, AR 72702

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