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STM/AFM ON BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
8118
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8118
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quan-scan Inc.
959 E Walnut St #110 Pasadena, CA 91106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: STM/AFM ON BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

MECHANICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS SUCH AS THE SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE (STM) AND THE ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE (AFM) HAVE TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL FOR IMAGING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES AND BIOMOLECULES. STM AND AFM HAVE ATOMIC RESOLUTION AND ARE DEMONSTRATED TO WORK IN AMBIENT ATMOSPHERE, LIQUID AND VACUUM. A MAJOR ADVANTAGE OF THESE TECHNIQUES OVER CONVENTIONAL SUBMICRON IMAGING TECHNIQUES SUCH AS SEM IS THAT SAMPLES CAN BE IMAGED IN SITU. THIS PROPOSAL FOCUSES ON DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED BEFORE STM CAN BE USED ROUTINELY AS A LABORATORY TOOL FOR STUDYING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES. TOPICS ADDRESSED ARE TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING NONCONDUCTING SAMPLES, TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING SAMPLES IMMERSED IN CONDUCTING LIQUIDS, THE EFFECTS OF INTENSE ELECTRIC FIELDS ON BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE, AND INSTRUMENT AUTOMATION.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Quanscan Inc
77 N Oak Knoll Ave #114 Pasadena, CA 91101

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