FREQUENCY-AGILE OPTICAL IMAGING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21648
Amount: $49,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Salvador M Fernandez
 (203) 528-9737
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Research Institution
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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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