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A High Brightness Light Source for UV-VIS Spectroscopic Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96495
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR028147
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCRR
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENERGETIQ TECHNOLOGY, INC.
7 Constitution Way Woburn, MA 01801-1024
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A High Brightness Light Source for UV-VIS Spectroscopic Imaging
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR028147-01
Award Amount: $198,051.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Energetiq has developed an ultra-high-brightness light source for semiconductor metrology applications. This same basic technology could have broad application in biological imaging, where today's instruments are limite d in optical brightness, particularly in the UV spectral region. The goal of this proposed program, A High Brightness Light Source for UV-VIS Spectroscopic Imaging is to develop a new family of light sources optimized for quantitative UV-VIS spectroscopi c imaging. Our Phase I program will (i) prototype a laser-driven plasma source optimized for microscopy; (ii) design a wavelength-filtered condenser system matched to a broad-band biological microscope; then (iii) begin to demonstrate the advantages of thi s source in imaging of biological cells. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Broad-band optical microscopy is a key tool for a wide range of biological studies. However today's instruments are limited, both generally in optical brightness and in particular in the deep UV region, where high-resolution imaging spectrophotometry shows the most potential value. The goal of this proposed program, A High Brightness Light Source for UV-VIS Spectroscopic Imaging is to develop a new family of light sources optimized f or quantitative UV-VIS spectroscopic imaging. Improved throughput and information content for biological assay is central to the productivity both of medical research and drug development.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Horne
7819390763
SHORNE@ENERGETIQ.COM

Business Contact:

William Holber
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENERGETIQ TECHNOLOGY, INC.
ENERGETIQ TECHNOLOGY, INC. 7 CONSTITUTION WAY WOBURN, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 120083990
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No