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PYROELECTRIC THIN POLYMER FILMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
4199
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ohmicron Corp.
375 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 18940
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: PYROELECTRIC THIN POLYMER FILMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A SENSITIVE, DIFFERENTIAL MICROCALORIMETRIC BIOSENSOR DEVICE USING THIN POLYMER FILMS DISPLAYING A PYROELECTRIC RESPONSE. POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE (PVDF) FILMS ARE CAPABLE OF DETECTING THE HEAT OF A HUMAN BODY UP TO FIFTY FEET AWAY AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN EMPLOYED IN VARIOUS IR DETECTORS AS WELL AS IN PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCER APPLICATIONS. BY EMPLOYING TECHNIQUES SIMILAR TO MICRO-CIRCUIT FABRICATION, WE ANTICIPATE CONSTRUCTING A SIMPLE TO USE ENZYME AND IMMUNOENZYME BASED BIOSENSOR DEVICE WHICH IS LOW IN COST AND, BY NATURE OF THE FABRICATION, PROVIDES FOR A SINGLE STEP, SINGLE PHASE "HOMOGENEOUS" ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY FORMAT. A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE OF A CALORIMETRIC BASED BIOSENSOR DEVICE IS THAT A WIDE RANGE OF ANALYSES, IMPORTANT TO THE MILITARY, CAN BE PERFORMED, I.E., DRUGS, HORMONES, ANTIBODIES, VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND OTHER AGENTS, AND THE SPECIFICITY DETERMINED BY THE CHOICE OF BIOLOGICAL REAGENTS WITHOUT THE POTENTIAL INTERFERENCES ENCOUNTERED BY METHODS SUCH AS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY OR FLUOROMETRY. FURTHER, UNLIKE CALORIMETRIC TECHNIQUES USING THERMISTORS OR THERMOPILES, PHROELECTRIC FILMS CAN BE FABRICATED TO EXTREMELY CLOSE PHYSICAL TOLERANCES BY SIMPLE MEANS AND OPERATED IN A DIFFERENTIAL MODE, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE. IN EFFECT, WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE TECHNIQUES THAT CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE UPON AND SIMPLIFY THE CLASSICAL ANALYTICAL METHODS OF THERMOMETRY AND MICROCALORIMETRY.

Principal Investigator:

Mark k malmros
6097379050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ohmicron Corp
108 W Franklin Ave Pennington, NJ 08534

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