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SBIR Phase II: Particle Metrology and Diagnostics using Microchannel…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79439
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610933
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Affinity Biosensors, LLC
75D Robin Hill Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase II: Particle Metrology and Diagnostics using Microchannel Resonators
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0724350
Award Amount: $499,142.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II program develops an instrument capable of measuring micron-scale particles using their weight as the measured parameter. At the instrument's core is a novel microfabricated sensor containing a vibrating microchannel. The target particles are suspended in fluid as they pass through the channel, causing channel vibration frequency to change with a sensitivity of less than a picogram. The broader impact of this research will to provide a method for particle size analysis that in addition to size gives mass. Manufacturing processes in many industries could benefit from this type of instrument to improve their processes and thereby lower production costs as well as improving product quality when used in a quality assurance program.

Principal Investigator:

Ken L. Babcock
PhD
8054550181
ken@affinitybio.com

Business Contact:

Ken L. Babcock
PhD
8054550181
ken@affinitybio.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Affinity Biosensors
75D Robin Hill Rd Suite 345 Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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