FREQUENCY-AGILE OPTICAL IMAGING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,989.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
21648
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ciencia Inc.
111 Roberts St Ste C, East Hartford, CT, 06108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Salvador M Fernandez
(203) 528-9737
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING A NOVEL OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM FOR STUDIES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. THE CONCEPT IS BASED ON THE USE OF ACOUSTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTERS AS SPECTRAL SELECTION ELEMENTS IN A CONFOCAL FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE USE OF MULTIPLY-LABELED SPECIMENS, THE INSTRUMENT PERMITS INVESTIGATION OF NEUROCHEMISTRY-SPECIFIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARCHITECTURE NERVOUS TISSUE. THE RAPID BANDPASS SWITCHING TIME OF THE ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEVICES PERMITS DYNAMIC STUDIES TO BE PERFORMED ON A TIMESCALE COMMENSURATE WITH THE ELECTRICAL SIGNALING OF NEURONS.

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