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SENSITIVE HIGH SPEED AFM PROBES FOR BIOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60141
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR016377
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NOVASCAN TECHNOLOGIES
NOVASCAN TECHNOLOGIES IOWA STATE UNIV RESEARCH PK AMES, IA 50010
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SENSITIVE HIGH SPEED AFM PROBES FOR BIOLOGY
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR016377-01A1
Award Amount: $398,894.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) The goal of this project is to promote nanoscale biological and biomedical applications that utilize Atomic Force Microscopy. Clearly the future of these technologies is highly reliant on the development of next generation, sensitive, high speed Atomic Force Microscope probes. We are proposing to develop such AFM probes that are optimized for enhanced molecular characterization and biological imaging. These probes will have reduced viscous damping, higher scan rates, and improved sensitivity over current commercially available probes. Additionally these probes will be mass producible, usable in standard commercial AFMs and will be valuable for use in biological application where optical path (i.e. AFM/optical microscopy) and access to the tip area are important (i.e. AFM/electrophysiology). PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

Principal Investigator:

Raj K. Lartius
5152963164
RLARTIUS@NOVASCAN.COM

Business Contact:

Raj Lartius
5152963164
RLARTIUS@NOVASCAN.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

NOVASCAN TECHNOLOGIES
NOVASCAN TECHNOLOGIES IOWA STATE UNIV RESEARCH PK AMES, IA 50010

EIN/Tax ID: 421516881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No