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STTR Phase II: Compact Aberration Compensated Focus and Scan Control for…

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National Science Foundation
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2010 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Bridger Photonics, Inc
2310 University Way, Bldg 4-4 Bozeman, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: STTR Phase II: Compact Aberration Compensated Focus and Scan Control for Biomedical Sensors
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0956910
Award Amount: $439,301.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a commercial prototype of an aberration compensated focus control device. This device, based on a MEMS technology, will allow the user to deflect a deformable membrane mirror in a controlled manner in order to select a desired focal length. The device also features active control of low-order aberrations. This technology will enable the next generation of biomedical imaging devices for microscopy applications by enabling focus control and aberration correction in a simple, compact and low-cost sensor. The broader impacts of this research are primarily in biomedical imaging. An industry partner is interested in using the technologys aberration correction capabilities to improve skin cancer detection with their confocal microscopy product line. Microscopy and endomicroscopy researchers at the University of Arizona have stated that this technology will be a valuable asset in their research in the fight against cancer. The company will also team with a recognized leader in MEMS technology to enable enhanced imaging capabilities, primarily for imaging in the field of ophthalmology.

Principal Investigator:

Brant Kaylor

Business Contact:

Brant Kaylor
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bridger Photonics
112 E. Lincoln Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID: 205926537
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Montana State University
309 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
Contact: David Dickensheets
Contact Phone: 4069947874