SBIR Phase I: POINT - Precision Optical Intra-cellular Near-field Technology

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0420279
Agency Tracking Number: 0420279
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 03-535
Small Business Information
1001 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel O?Connell
 PI
 (808) 875-2385
 doconnell@oceanit.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Sullivan
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: oceanit@oceanit.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a novel high-resolution instrument (Precision Optical Intra-cellular Near-field Technology, POINT) for analyzing molecular characteristics of intact cells is proposed. The technique is based on a nanoprobe that penetrates the cell membrane to image the inside of the cell without destroying it. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of medical diagnostics, for early detection of cancer.

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