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BANDWIDTH-SELECTIVE, MLA APD-BASED FLOW CYTOMETER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60138
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR017126
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: BANDWIDTH-SELECTIVE, MLA APD-BASED FLOW CYTOMETER
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR017126-01
Award Amount: $99,902.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I work, we propose to carry out the research necessary to develop, test, and characterize a sophisticated, by avalanche-photodiode (APD) arrangement as a compact, high-performance replacement for photomultiplier tubes used in flow cytomers. Development of a high- performance, monolithic, linear array (MLA) of avalanche photodiodes is the Phase I focus. Successful testing and characterization of this novel photodetector, as proposed here, will buttress the larger research plan to develop a sophisticated flow cytomer utilizing several exciting new technologies to dramatically increase flow cytometer performance and utility. It is anticipated that in advanced research the final envisioned devise will have multiple lasers, sophisticated focusing optics, MLA-APD photodetectors, and a compact, high performance readout system. This advanced development will result in a flow cytometer are not currently used with good efficacy. Exciting new flow-cytometry applications ranging from monitoring municipal water supplies for pathogens to agricultural applications for live stock health management will then be possible. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: Commercially, flow cytometers have wide market acceptance for use a score diagnostic devices in pathology and immunology departments in many hospitals across the United States. Since the market is established for these devices, our high-performance, extremely compact device should find broad acceptance and provide immediate technological improvement in the diagnosis and science carried out with flow cytometers.

Principal Investigator:

Mitchell L. Woodring
6179261167
MWOODRING@RMDINC.COM

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
6179261167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES INC 44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No