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Nanoparticle Characterization in Fluid by Resonant Mass Measurement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
89959
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09-517-81
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Nanoparticle Characterization in Fluid by Resonant Mass Measurement
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $89,944.00
 

Abstract:

This project will extend the microchannel resonator to the level of a few attograms, which will allow measurement of individual particles as small as 10 nanometers with unprecedented resolution. The Phase I effort will prove the feasibility of this approach by miniaturizing the MEMS sensors, thereby improving their intrinsic mass sensitivity up to 100-fold; and by simultaneously measuring the sensor resonant frequency with ultra-high precision. An eventual Phase II program would produce a complete nanoparticle measurement platform available for use at NIST and for commercial sale.

Principal Investigator:

Ken Babcook
8054550181
ken@affinitybio.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Affinity Biosensors, LLC
75D Robin Hill Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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