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Novel Piezoelectric Deformable Mirror Systems for Retinal Imaging

Award Information

Department of Health and Human Services
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Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Microscale, Inc.
MA Woburn, MA 01801-6377
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Piezoelectric Deformable Mirror Systems for Retinal Imaging
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EY020054-01
Award Amount: $100,277.00


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): SBIR project aims to develop a novel compact, large stroke, low-cost Silicon MicroMembrane Deformable Mirror (SiMM DM) system to be used in ocular Adaptive Optics (AO) for improving the resolution of retinal imaging. Gi ven its superior performance, high reliability, low cost, and compactness, the DM system holds the promise of enabling true commercialization for AO technology into conventional ophthalmic instruments including fundus camera, confocal Scanning Laser Ophtha lmoscope (SLO) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems and to be widely used in biomedical microscopes and laboratory tools for eye research. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: In order to maximize spatial resolution to a micro scale of single retinal cells and to improve visual performance of the eye to supervision, correction of the ocular aberrations to make the eye free of aberration is necessary. The project aims to develop a novel large pixel-stroke (up to 50- 5m) deformable mirror capable of achi eving up to 99% correction in clinical population.

Principal Investigator:

Xingtao Wu

Business Contact:

Xingtao Wu
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROSCALE, INC. 800 West Cummings Park WOBURN, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 102076070
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No