SENSITIVE HIGH SPEED AFM PROBES FOR BIOLOGY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43RR016377-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: RR016377
Amount: $398,894.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NOVASCAN TECHNOLOGIES
NOVASCAN TECHNOLOGIES, IOWA STATE UNIV RESEARCH PK, AMES, IA, 50010
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RAJ LARTIUS
 (515) 296-3164
 RLARTIUS@NOVASCAN.COM
Business Contact
 RAJ LARTIUS
Phone: (515) 296-3164
Email: RLARTIUS@NOVASCAN.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) The goal of this project is to promote nanoscale biological and biomedical applications that utilize Atomic Force Microscopy. Clearly the future of these technologies is highly reliant on the development of next generation, sensitive, high speed Atomic Force Microscope probes. We are proposing to develop such AFM probes that are optimized for enhanced molecular characterization and biological imaging. These probes will have reduced viscous damping, higher scan rates, and improved sensitivity over current commercially available probes. Additionally these probes will be mass producible, usable in standard commercial AFMs and will be valuable for use in biological application where optical path (i.e. AFM/optical microscopy) and access to the tip area are important (i.e. AFM/electrophysiology). PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

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