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SBIR Phase I: Molecular Design of Advanced Monolayers For Improved Surface…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84687
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0638251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied MicroStructures, Inc.
1020 Rincon Circle Ste. 205 San Jose, CA 95131 1325
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Molecular Design of Advanced Monolayers For Improved Surface Amination
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0638251
Award Amount: $99,968.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to fill a need in the arena of advanced monomolecular layers for specific surface functionalities. The project addresses a key limiting factor which prevents many novel biosensors, labchips and BioMEMS from reaching the market, i.e. the chemistry used for coupling biomolecules to interfaces. Aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTMS) is the most commonly used linking chemistry today, and it is being used in a wide variety of applications from stationary phases in chromatographic columns, to DNA labchips, to chemical sensors. The control and manipulation of this molecule (and molecular layer(s) it forms), however, remains insufficient and limited. The current proposal aims to arrive at new synthetic routes for amine-terminated molecular layers derived from novel precursors. This could, in turn, lead to the development of next-generation advanced sensors, bioassay devices, DNA chips and other medical diagnostic/therapeutic technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey D. Chinn
PhD
4087186254
jeff@insurftech.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey D. Chinn
PhD
4087186254
jeff@insurftech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied MicroStructures, Inc.
1020 Rincon Circle Ste. 205 San Jose, CA 95131

EIN/Tax ID: 421571798
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No