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Company Information:

State: TX
Zip+4: 76010-1654
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $800,601.00 4
SBIR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase II: Development of Resonant Waveguide-Grating Elements for High Throughput Screening of Proteins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Debra L. Wawro, MS
Award Amount: $500,000.00
This Small Business Inovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project applies a new sensor principle to develop commercial High-Throughput Screening (HTS) systems for drug-development applications. The advantages of the Guided-Mode Resonance (GMR) sensor concept for such applications reside in its… More

SBIR Phase I: Polarization-diverse leaky-mode resonance biosensors in compact format

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Debra K. Wawro, MS
Award Amount: $100,000.00
This Small Business Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop a new class of biosensors based on the guided-mode resonance effect in thin periodic films to monitor complete biochemical binding events without foreign tags. The fact that the resonant sensors… More

Portable photonic sensor system as an early detection tool for ovarian cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Debra Wawro
Award Amount: $301,601.00
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): High-accuracy, portable sensor systems will be developed to provide near-instantaneous detection of biomarker proteins in blood and serum as indicators of ovarian serous papillary carcinoma to monitor presymptomatic asp ects of the disease, disease progression,… More

Compact photonic sensor system for rapid biological threat detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Debra Wawro, CEO and Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
The objective of this work is development of a new sensor system to rapidly detect and diagnose biological threats to the public, including microbial and toxic agents. A unique, new photonic resonance sensor concept implemented with subwavelength waveguide gratings is applied to monitor each… More

Rapid screening tool for antibiotic resistant pathogens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Debra Wawro – 817-300-8297
Award Amount: $300,000.00
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The innovation presented in this proposal is a new class of label-free biochemical sensors with applicability in point of care (POC) medical diagnostics. The goal of the project to develop commercial biochip systems with compelling performance metrics targeted… More