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STTR Phase I: A New Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68649
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0419647
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resonon, Inc.
619 N CHURCH AVE, STE 3 BOZEMAN, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: STTR Phase I: A New Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0419647
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will develop a hyperspectral imaging spectrometer for high-throughput, low-light biomedical imaging. This instrument will collect optical spectra for hundreds of picture elements (pixels) simultaneously from a small working distance, enable multiplexing with fluorescent dyes that have overlapping spectra, avoid light losses from bandpass filters, and allow accurate removal of fluorescent background. Although spectral imaging instruments are available for microscopic applications and for remote sensing from the air, instruments with sufficient spatial and spectral resolution for fluorescent gel scanning or multi-well plate reading of signals from cells is very limited. The proposed instrument will fill this gap with an innovative optical design that utilizes the asymmetry of "push broom" imaging spectrometers to efficiently gather light and greatly reduce optical aberrations. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of biomedical imaging. The proposed instrument will be valuable in biomedical research, disease diagnosis, and drug development.

Principal Investigator:

Rand Swanson
PI
4065863356
swanson@resonon.com

Business Contact:

Rand Swanson
4065863356
swanson@resonon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Resonon Inc.
611 North Wallace Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Montana State University
309 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
Contact: Edward Dratz
Contact Phone: (406) 994-4041
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university